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General Surgery topics you should review before your general surgery rotation

Are you getting ready to start your surgery rotation? Below is a list of surgical topics that you should review before starting your surgery rotation.

You may click on the links to the sources below to read student reviews.
SOURCES
Surgery, Current Clinical Strategies
Surgical Recall
The Mont Reid Surgical Handbook

GENERAL SURGICAL TOPICS
– Abbreviations
– Diabetic patient
– Glossary
– Introduction
– Surgery signs and triads, etc.
– Surgical history and physical exam
– Surgical medications
– Surgical notes
– Surgical syndromes
– Surgical most commons
– Surgical percentages
– Surgical history
– Surgical instruments
– Surgical intensive care
– Surgical positions
– Surgical speak
– Thromboembolic prophylaxis and management of DVT
– Trauma
– Trauma, life threatening emergencies (other)
– Trauma patient, management of
– Universal precautions
– Ward emergencies

SKIN AND WOUNDS
– Skin lesions
– Hemostasis
– Drains and tubes
– Surgical ulcers
– Burns / Burn care
– Wound healing, care, and complications
– Malignant skin lesions
– Abscess drainage, principles of

HEAD AND NECK
– Head trauma
– Neurosurgical emergencies

CHEST
– Thoracic trauma
– Flail chest
– Thoracoscopy

BREAST
– Breast
– Breast cancer screening and diagnosis
– Breast cysts
– Fibroadenomas
– Breast cancer

HEART
– Cardiac tamponade
– Hypertension, surgical correctable
– Shock
– Thoracic trauma
– Vascular surgery
– Cardiac surgery
– Cardiac risk stratification for noncardiac surgery

LUNGS & RESPIRATORY TRACT
– Anesthesia, airway management and intubation
– Cardiopulmonary monitoring
– Epistaxis
– Massive hemothorax
– Surgical respiratory care
– Tension pneumothorax
– ventilator management
– Carcinoma of the lung
– Tube thoracostomy
– Cricothyrotomy
– Pulmonary artery catheterization and normal values

ABDOMEN
– Acute abdomen and referred pain
– Acute cholecystitis / cholecystectomy
– Laparoscopic cholecystectomy / Open cholecystectomy
– Acute pancreatitis
– Anorectal disorders / Anus
– Hemorroids
– Anal fissues
– Levator ani syndrome and proctalgia fugax
– Puritus ani
– Perianal abscess
– Anus
– Appendicitis / Appendectomy
– Bariatric surgery
– Biliary tract
– Carcinoid tumors
– Choledocholithiasis
– Cirrhosis
– Colitis and enteric infections
– Colon and rectum
– Colorectal cancer
– Diagnostic peritoneal lavage
– Diverticular disease of the colon
– Esophagus
– Esophageal varices
– Fistulas
– Fistula-in-Ano
– Gallbladder and biliary tree
– Gastric tumors
– GI intubation
– GI hormones and physiology
– Hernias
– Hernia, abdominal wall
– Inguinal hernia repair technique / laparoscopic
– Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
– Intestinal obstruction
– Jaundice
– Liver
– Liver transplantation
– Liver tumors
– Lower GI bleed
– Mesenteric ischemia
– Nutrition in the surgical patient
– Ostomies
– Pancreas
– Pancreas transplantation
– Paracentesis
– Peptic ulcer disease & H. pylori
– Portal hypertension
– Small intestine
– Spleen and splenectomy; surgical diseases of the spleen
– Stomach
– Surgical nutrition
– Thoracntesis
– Total Parenteral Nutrition
– Trauma
– Blunt abdominal trauma
– Penetrating abdominal trauma
– Upper GI bleed

EXTREMITIES
– Orthopedic fractures and dislocations
– Ankle sprains
– Orthopedic emergencies
– Diabetic foot
– Acute limb ischemia
– Hand

OBGYN
– gynecologic causes of acute abdomen
– gynecologic oncology
– Surgical abdomen during pregnancy

UROLOGY & RENAL
– Bladder catheterization
– Prostate cancer
– Renal colic
– Urologic emergencies
– Acute urinary retention
– Testicular torsion
– Priapism
– Urologic surgery
– Renovascular hypertension
– Renal transplantation

VESSELS
– Peripheral arterial occlusive disease
– Abdominal aortic aneurysms
– Endovascular surgery
– Arterial line placement
– Central venous catheterization
– Venous cutdown

ENDOCRINE
– Adrenal gland
– Endocrine
– Thyroid gland
– Parathyroid gland

HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY
– Lymphomas
– Sarcomas
– Melanoma
– Surgical oncology
– Neuroendocrine tumors

FLUIDS
– Blood and blood products / Blood component therap
– Fluids and Electrolytes

PROCEDURES AND OPERATIONS
– Complications
– Incisions
– Laparoscopy
– Orders (admitting and preoperative orders)
– Preoperative preparation of the surgical patient
– Procedures for the surgical ward and clinic
– Surgical knot tying
– Surgical operations
– Surgical anatomy
– Sutures and stitches

POST-OPERATIVE MANAGEMENT
– Postoperative check
– Postoperative fever
– Postoperative orders
– Postoperative surgical management

INFECTIONS
– Fever
– Sepsis
– Surgical infections
– Surgical prophylaxis

DOCUMENTATION
– Brief operative note
– Discharge note
– Discharge summary
– Medical record
– Operative report
– Preoperative note
– Prescription writing
– Procedure note
– Progress note

RADIOLOGY
– Radiographic evaluation of common interventions
– Surgical radiology

SUBSPECIALTIES
– Cardiovascular surgery
– Hand surgery
– Neurosurgery
– Ophthalmology
– Orthopedic surgery
– Otolaryngoloy: Head and Neck Surgery
– Pediatric surgery
– Plastic surgery
– Thoracic surgery
– Transplant surgery
– Urology

SOURCES
Surgery, Current Clinical Strategies
Surgical Recall
The Mont Reid Surgical Handbook

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