Required Textbooks

Textbooks are the responsibility of the student to purchase. The required textbooks are available on Amazon or from the publishers directly. See below. The links are provided as a convenience; however, all sales and correspondence will be with the sellers, and not RASA.

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Required Textbooks: Surgical Assisting Program

The following are required for the RASA 281 Surgical Assisting program.

Alexander’s Care of the Patient in Surgery, 15th edition, by Rothrock. Please note that the E-Book has an audio (text to speech) feature that is only available through the publisher, and is not available on Amazon. You must purchase it from the publisher to get this feature – click here or https://evolve.elsevier.com/cs/product/9780323225144?role=student. Once you go to register the book, change the promo code to 70404 for additional savings.

The Surgical First Assistant by Ruben West

Essential Surgical Skills with CD-ROM, 2e, by Sherris MD & Kern MD (the videos on the CD are also available online) – https://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/essential-surgical-skills-with-cd-rom-9780721639505.html.

Required Textbooks: Basic Science Co-Requisite Courses (If required)

The books below are for the basic science courses, which are required if you have not graduated from a formal Surgical Technology program and/or do not have proof of completion of required basic science prerequisite.

Be sure to look for used copies if you would like to save on textbooks. In addition, if you have trouble finding these on Amazon you can always google them and buy from the publisher directly.

Needed For Module 1

Medical Terminology Course

Medical Terminology – Quick and Easy Medical Terminology, 8th edition by Peggy Leonard

Microbiology Course

Microbiology – Microbiology for the Surgical Technologists, 2nd edition, by Margaret Manning Rodrigues

Pharmacology Course

Pharmacology – Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist, 4th Edition, by Katherine Snyder and Chris Keegan

Needed For Module 2

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology Course

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology – Human Diseases: A Systemic Approach, 7th Ed. by Mark Zelman Ph.D.