Classification 2021 Summer Edition

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WO

Surgery

  • Note form numbers used also under Anesthesia WO 201-233.1.
  • Classify general works on wounds and injuries in WO 700.

Organizations. Societies (General or not elsewhere classified) (Cutter from name of organization or society) (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Includes membership lists and administrative reports issued serially or separately. Classify directories in WO 22. Classify other serials issued by societies in W1. For academies and institutes, see WO 23-24.


Collected works by several authors

Collected works by individual authors

Addresses. Essays. Lectures

History (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
(Monographs and Serials)

Classification. Terminology
(Monographs and Serials)

Tables. Statistics. Surveys (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

[This number not used]

Classify atlases or pictorial works in WO 517.

Education

Classify here works about education.

Educational materials
(Monographs and Serials)

Classify here educational materials, e.g., outlines, questions and answers, programmed instruction, computer-assisted instruction, etc., regardless of format. Classify textbooks, regardless of format, by subject.

Schools, departments, and faculties of surgery (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Include here works on the history of schools. Classify courses of study, catalogs, etc., in W 19.5.

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Research (General)

Classify here works about research in general. Classify works about research on a particular subject by subject. Cf. WO 50 Experimental surgery.

Surgery as a profession. Traumatology as a profession. Ethics. Peer review

Classify works on the specialty only here. Classify works on both the specialty and procedures in WO 100.

Allied health personnel. Allied health occupations

Directories (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Collective laboratories, academies, institutes, etc.

Individual laboratories, academies, institutes, etc. (Cutter from name of institution)

[This number not used]

Classify laboratory manuals in WO 500-512, etc.

[This number not used]

Classify material on surgical instruments and equipment in WO 162; on instruments and equipment used in anesthesia in WO 240; catalogs in W 26.

Collective hospitals, clinics, dispensaries, etc. (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Individual hospitals, clinics, dispensaries, etc. (Cutter from name of hospital) (Table-G)

Collective museums, exhibitions, etc.

Individual museums, exhibitions, etc. (Cutter from name of museum, etc.) (Table-G)

Laws (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Discussion of law (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

[This number not used]

Classify malpractice in WO 33-33.1.


Handbooks. Resource guides
(Monographs and Serials)

Experimental surgery (General)

Classify works on experimental work in a particular area by subject. Classify works about research in WO 20.

Interpersonal relations of the surgeon and anesthesiologist (including relations with patients and other professionals). Attitude

Referral and consultation (General)

[This number not used]

Classify popular works on surgical procedures with the particular topic.

General works

Classify here works on both the specialty and procedures. Classify works on the specialty alone in WO 21. Classify works on procedures alone in WO 500. For specific surgical procedures, classify under the specific procedure term. Cf. WF 980 Thoracic surgical procedures; WI 980 Digestive system surgical procedures, etc.

Surgical anatomy

Surgical physiology

Antisepsis. Sterilization

[This number not used]

Classify general works on prognosis and treatment of surgical diseases in WO 500. Classify works on surgery for specific diseases with the disease.

Surgical diagnostic techniques. Exploratory surgery

Surgical pathology

Classify here works on examination of tissues, organs, frozen section material, or other material removed surgically.

Surgical shock

Surgical equipment, instruments and other supplies


Classify catalogs in W 26. Cf. WO 240 for equipment used in anesthesia.


Surgical fixation devices

Bandages

Surgical casts

Artificial organs

Classify works on specific organs in the surgery number or lacking that, in the general number for the organ being replaced. Cf. WG 169.5 Artificial heart; WJ 378 Artificial kidney.

Perioperative care

Preoperative care

Intraoperative care. Intraoperative complications

Postoperative care

Postoperative complications and treatment

Surgical wounds. Surgical wound infection

Wound healing (including healing of non-surgical wounds). Wound closure. Drainage

Minor surgery. Ambulatory surgery (General)

[This number not used]

Classify works on cautery in WO 508. Classify works on electrosurgery in WO 504. Classify works on laser coagulation in WO 511.



Anesthesia and analgesia (General or not elsewhere classified)

Classify works on General Anesthesia in WO 275. Classify anesthesia and analgesia used in specific types of surgery with the surgery.

Organizations. Societies (General or not elsewhere classified) (Cutter from name of organization or society) (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Includes membership lists and administrative reports issued serially or separately. Classify directories in WO 222. Classify other serials issued by societies in W1. For academies and institutes, see WO 23-24.


Collected works by several authors

Collected works by individual authors

Addresses. Essays. Lectures

History (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
(Monographs and Serials)

Classification. Terminology
(Monographs and Serials)

Education

Classify here works about education.

Educational materials
(Monographs and Serials)

Classify here educational materials, e.g., outlines, questions and answers, programmed instruction, computer-assisted instruction, etc., regardless of format. Classify textbooks, regardless of format, by subject.

Schools, departments, and faculties of anesthesiology (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Include here works on the history of schools. Classify courses of study, catalogs, etc., in W 19.5.

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Research (General)

Classify here works about research in general. Classify works about research on a particular subject by subject.

Anesthesiology as a profession. Ethics. Peer review

Directories (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

[This number not used]

Classify equipment and supplies for anesthesia in WO 240; catalogs in W 26. Cf. WO 162 Surgical equipment.



Handbooks. Resource guides
(Monographs and Serials)

Laws (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Discussion of law (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Preanesthetic medication. Preparation of patient

Choice of anesthesia

Classify works on choice of anesthesia for patients with cardiac problems in WG 460.

Equipment and supplies

Classify catalogs in W 26. Cf. WO 162 Surgical equipment.

Adverse effects. Complications

Classify works on anesthesia for patients with cardiac problems in WG 460.

[This number not used]

Classify general works on asphyxia in WO 720. Classify works on resuscitation in WB 106. Classify works on respiration problems caused by anesthesia in WO 245.



General anesthesia

Inhalation anesthesia

Endotracheal anesthesia. Technique of intubation

Intravenous anesthesia

[This number not used]

Classify works on rectal anesthesia in WO 275.

[This number not used]

Classify basal anesthesia in WO 234.

[This number not used]

Classify works on muscle relaxants in QV 140. Classify works on tranquilizing agents in QV 77.9.


Conduction anesthesia

Spinal anesthesia. Epidural anesthesia. Epidural analgesia

Nerve block

Local anesthesia

Induced hypothermia

[This number not used]

Classify works on nerve block in WO 320. Classify works on anesthetics in QV 81.


Pediatric anesthesia

Geriatric anesthesia

Obstetrical anesthesia

Anesthesia in dentistry. Dental hypnosis

Classify works on anesthesia for patients with cardiac problems in WG 460.

General works on surgical procedures

Classify works on specific procedures with the specific term: digestive system surgical procedures in WI 980, thoracic surgical procedures in WF 980, etc. Classify works on surgery as a specialty in WO 21. Classify works on the specialty and procedures together in WO 100.




Surgical hemostasis

Electrosurgery

Minimally invasive surgical procedures. Computer-assisted surgery

Ablation techniques

Cryosurgery

Laser therapy

Microsurgery

[This number not used]

Classify works on regenerative medicine in QT 110.

Atlases. Pictorial works

Classify here skin transplantation atlases. Classify surgical atlases relating to a particular body system or part with the atlases number for the body system or part.

Cosmetic techniques

Reconstructive surgical procedures (General or not elsewhere classified)

Skin transplantation. Surgical flaps

Sex reassignment surgery

Classify works on both surgical and non-surgical procedures in WB 395.

[This number not used]

Classify works on surgically inserted prostheses and implants in WO 162. Cf. WO 176 Artificial organs (General).


General works

Classify works on specific organs in the surgery number or lacking that, in the general number for the organ being replaced. Classify general works on artificial organs in WO 176.

Tissue and organ procurement. Tissue donors

Cell- and tissue-based therapy

Classify works on stem cell transplantation in QU 325.

Tissue and organ harvesting. Tissue preservation

Transplantation immunology

Classify works on immunosuppressive agents in QW 920.

Legal, ethical, and religious aspects

Classify the text or discussion of laws in WO 32-WO 33.

Wounds and injuries (General or not elsewhere classified)

Classify here general works on wounds and injuries. Classify works on forensic examination of wounds and injuries in W 843. Classify works on wound closure in WO 188.

Burns

Cold injury

Asphyxia

Multiple trauma

Emergency surgery

War-related injuries (General)

Military surgery. Naval surgery

Gunshot wounds

Classify works on forensic medicine in W 843.

Stab wounds

Blast injuries

Bites and stings

Classify works on venomous bites and stings in QW 630.5.V4.

Electric injuries

Classify works on electric burns in WO 704.

Pediatric surgery (General or not elsewhere classified)

Classify works on pediatric anesthesia in WO 440; on surgery of individual organs or systems in WS 260-340.

Geriatric surgery

Classify works on geriatric anesthesia in WO 445.