surgical procedures

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Bayonet Forceps

manufactured in different lengths, smooth-tipped, us to inser packing in or remove objects from nose/ear

stylus

metal probe; in catheter, needle of tube; help equipment pass into body

Dilation

Opening or widening the circumference of a body orifice

Splinter forceps

fine tip for foreign object retrieval

probe

used to search for foreign bodies in a wound

towel forceps

have very sharp hooks

silver nitrate stick

control epistaxis

transfer forceps

used to arrange items on a sterile tray

Littauer stich or suture scissors

blade has beak or hook to slide under sutures

mosquito forceps

are small (4 ins) used to clamp small blood vessels or tissues

retractors

used to hold tissue away from the surgical incision to better expose the surgical site

Nasal specula

valves can be spread to facilitate viewing

Needle holders

jaws are shorter and look stronger than hemostat jaws

epinephrine

vasconstricting, used with anesthetics to limit bleeding

nylon suture

strong, nonabsorbent and highly elastic

patency

a body cavity or canal that is in its normal open position; during surgery

penrose drain

placed in a wound at the end of a surgical procedure to drain excess fluid from the site

swaged

surgical needle that comes packaged with suture material attached to it

trocar

used to dilate or open a body orifice

ratchets

resemble gears; can be locked into position

allis tissue

come in different lengths; used to grasp tissue, muscles or skin surrounding a wound

hemostats

originally designed to stop bleeding or to clamp vessels cut during surgery

curettage

scraped with surgical instrument

fistula

abnormal, tubelike connection between internal organs; complication of surgery

abscess

localized collection of pus that causes tissue destruction

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