5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- labelling tissue sample
- topical anesthesia
- Autoclave temperature for sterilization
- a pt. name , dr's name, date and time of collection, body site or source, your initials (include requisition form)
- b 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
- c 250-254 F or 121-123 C. Autoclave requires-heat water and pressure: 15psi, 20 minutes minimum
- d Signs inflammation has moved to infection: exudate, systemic heat, nausea, general malaise, function loss
- e known as the Father of Medicine, first to use boiled water to irrigate wounds (460 BC)
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- used to preserve tissue for biopsies during transport to lab
- 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.
- amount of tension or pull, expressed in pounds that a suture strand can withstand before breaking
- to tie off; like the end of a blood vessel during surgery
- 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.
5 True/False Questions
medical asepsis → destroying transient microorganisms after they leave the body; hand washing, disinfecting surfaces in the exam room when patient leaves, sanitizing stethoscope, etc.
suture → a stitch or the act of sewing/stitching
medically aseptic hand wash → 2-3 minutes; hands and wrists; hands held down for rinsing; pathogens loosened and carried away from hands and wrists; clean nails with pick; hands together for friction; dry with paper towels; lotion use ok; apply gloves for protection; (removes transient flora)
dressing → to cut out of; surgical removal
Size of sutures → overall: smallest possible for face 7-0 ideally,
higher for joints and higher tension areas or deep sutures more like 4-0 (handout)