5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Dry heat sterilization
- a known as the Father of Medicine, first to use boiled water to irrigate wounds (460 BC)
- b to cut out of; surgical removal
- c 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.
- d a common injectable anesthesia. "-caine" indicates anesthesia.
- e cauterizes or seals off ends blood vessels using an instrument with a pencil-point sized source of electricity to burn the tissue
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- go on after sterile short scrub; protects you and keeps sterility
- made from sheep historically, both are absorbable sutures. Chromic gut is treated with chromic salts and will last longer (up to 60 days)
- 250-254 F or 121-123 C. Autoclave requires-heat water and pressure: 15psi, 20 minutes minimum
- All communication to and from pt. prior to administering anesthesia. Also MUST ask about allergies prior to administering anesthesia.
- cutting instruments: scalpels and dissecting, bandage, suturing and surgical scissors.
5 True/False Questions
Probing instruments → grasping or clamping: hemostatic forceps, tissue forceps, dressing or thumb forceps, sponge forceps, splinter forceps
Size of sutures-uses → overall: smallest possible for face 7-0 ideally,
higher for joints and higher tension areas or deep sutures more like 4-0 (handout)
tensile strength → amount of tension or pull, expressed in pounds that a suture strand can withstand before breaking
absorbable sutures → catgut, Vicryl, PDS II, used internally and are not removesd
ligature → to tie off; like the end of a blood vessel during surgery