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5 Matching questions

  1. minor surgical procedures done in office
  2. chromic gut vs. plain gut sutures
  3. sterile gloves
  4. Purpose of suturing
  5. Hippocrates
  1. a to approximate edges (bring edges together) speed healing, reduce scarring
  2. b made from sheep historically, both are absorbable sutures. Chromic gut is treated with chromic salts and will last longer (up to 60 days)
  3. c go on after sterile short scrub; protects you and keeps sterility
  4. d suturing, cyst removal, incision and drainage of an abscess, collection of biopsies, vasectomy, arthroscopy, circumcision, teeth extraction, toenail removal, mole removal, needle biopsy, joint fluid aspiration, spinal tap, bone marrow aspiration
  5. e known as the Father of Medicine, first to use boiled water to irrigate wounds (460 BC)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. silk, nylon, Dacron, cotton, stainless steel staples; used on body surface, must be removed
  2. 5-6 minutes (each arm); hands, wrists, forearms, 2" above elbows; hands held up for rinsing; prevents bringing microorganisms from unwashed area; clean nails with brush after pick; use scrub brush for friction; dry with sterile towels; no lotion; sterile gloves for protection and sterility.
  3. A. sterile saline 0.9% comes in 1. multiple dose vial for injections, 2 larger container for rinsing and irrigating wounds. B. sterile water comes in 1. multiple dose vial for use as diluent for mixing meds, 2. large container for rinsing instruments after chemical disinfection.
  4. have eye, must be threaded with suture material, eye is bigger than needle so more traumatic to skin
  5. Helps hold dressing in place; improve circulation; support or reduce tension or prevent movement. Must be clean, may be sterile.

5 True/False questions

  1. Probing instrumentsgrasping or clamping: hemostatic forceps, tissue forceps, dressing or thumb forceps, sponge forceps, splinter forceps


  2. contusiona type of closed wound, a bruise


  3. ligatureto tie off; like the end of a blood vessel during surgery


  4. incisional proceduresinvasive, cutting into patient's body; surgical asepsis required


  5. surgical asepsispreventing contact with all microorganisms before they can enter the body; no microbial life. Autoclaving surgical instruments, using sterile gloves, maintaining sterile field, sterile draping, etc.


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