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5 Matching questions

  1. chromic gut vs. plain gut sutures
  2. ligature
  3. surgical instruments
  4. fenestrated drape
  5. suture
  1. a made from sheep historically, both are absorbable sutures. Chromic gut is treated with chromic salts and will last longer (up to 60 days)
  2. b to tie off; like the end of a blood vessel during surgery
  3. c a stitch or the act of sewing/stitching
  4. d sterile drape with fenestration/window/hole to put over surgical site to only expose immediate area for procedure
  5. e must be sterile (specifics in other flashcard set)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. amount of tension or pull, expressed in pounds that a suture strand can withstand before breaking
  2. applied to the skin or sprayed on with short duration to allow piercing, lancing or injecting for patient comfort; ex: ethyl chloride spray, Emla patch
  3. known as the Father of Medicine, first to use boiled water to irrigate wounds (460 BC)
  4. lock box is the hinge so it is on many grasping tools such as forceps and needle holders
  5. destroying transient microorganisms after they leave the body; hand washing, disinfecting surfaces in the exam room when patient leaves, sanitizing stethoscope, etc.

5 True/False questions

  1. Purpose of suturingFrom largest to smallest 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 "aught", 1-0 or 0 or one-aught, 2-0 or 00 or two-aught, 3-0 or 000 or three-aught, 4-0 or 0000 or four-aught, 5-0 or 00000 or five-aught, 6-0 or 000000 or six-aught, 7-0 or 0000000 or seven-aught. The more zeros, the smaller the gauge.

          

  2. Dry heat sterilizationrequires higher heat 320 F, and longer exposure 3-4 hours; done in an autoclave, for easily corroding instruments like sharp blades or things that should not get wet.

          

  3. exciseto cut out of; surgical removal

          

  4. contusionSigns inflammation has moved to infection: exudate, systemic heat, nausea, general malaise, function loss

          

  5. anesthesia and pt. medical history.requires higher heat 320 F, and longer exposure 3-4 hours; done in an autoclave, for easily corroding instruments like sharp blades or things that should not get wet.

          

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