5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- chromic gut vs. plain gut sutures
- surgical instruments
- fenestrated drape
- a made from sheep historically, both are absorbable sutures. Chromic gut is treated with chromic salts and will last longer (up to 60 days)
- b to tie off; like the end of a blood vessel during surgery
- c a stitch or the act of sewing/stitching
- d sterile drape with fenestration/window/hole to put over surgical site to only expose immediate area for procedure
- e must be sterile (specifics in other flashcard set)
5 Multiple choice questions
- amount of tension or pull, expressed in pounds that a suture strand can withstand before breaking
- 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
- known as the Father of Medicine, first to use boiled water to irrigate wounds (460 BC)
- lock box is the hinge so it is on many grasping tools such as forceps and needle holders
- 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
Purpose of suturing → From 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.
Dry heat sterilization → 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.
excise → to cut out of; surgical removal
contusion → Signs inflammation has moved to infection: exudate, systemic heat, nausea, general malaise, function loss
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.