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knives, scalpels, and scissors are classified as

cutting instruments

the term knife is used interchangeable with the term


curved iris and potts-smith scissors are frequently used to dissect _______ tissue


strabismus and corneal scissors are most often used for ________ procedures


the most frequently used scissors for cutting sutures are the

straight mayo

lane, kern, lowman, and lewin are examples of

bone-holding clamps

clamping instruments are designed to

occlude tissue

instruments designed for the exposure of the operative site are called


instruments used to hold a curved suture needle for suturing are called

needle holders

yankauer and poole suction tips are commonly used for

aspiration of fluids

general abdominal procedures typicalled require a ________ set


sponges used for procedures requiring smaller incisions are called


the most commonly used scissors during a hysterectomy is a


straight hemostats are freqently used for

tagging suture

the bipolar cauter is used for

coagulating only

which blade goes on the #3 knife handle

#15, #11, #10

which suction tip is used to rapidly aspirate large amounts of fluid

poole suction tip

what is another name for tissue forceps

pick-ups and thumb forceps

what is an example of a ratcheted grasping/holding instrument

allis clamp

what feature on an angled suction tip prevents neural tissue from being damaged when fluids are aspirated

proximal thumbhole

an instrument that penetrates a body cavity for drainage of fluid is called a


scopes typically used for cystoscopy, laparoscopy, and thoracoscopy are called


the scope used for exploration of the biliary system is called


the scope used for visualization of the heart and major vessels is called an


the scope used for visualization of a fetus in utero is called a


what machine uses electric impulses to generate heat and is colled by air or fluid that flows through the power cord

piezoelectric unit

which of teh following isolate and protect the operative site from contaminants


drapes that have openings for exposure of the area to be incised are called


the type of surgical dressing that eliminates dead space and prevents edema or postoperative bleeding is called


which of the following is used for wounds that require frequent dressing changes

montgomery strap

which of the following is used to irrigate wounds, aspirate fluids, or inject medications


the ______ is an example of a suprapubic catheter


the chest tube collection unit must be maintained

below the level of the thoracic cavity

all are examples of passive drains except


a tru-cut needle is used

to obtain a biopsy

small, clear, plastic drapes with openings that are surrounded by an adhesive backing are called _______ drapes


neurosurgical spones are referred to as


tonsil sponges are assembled in packages of


collodion is an example of what type of dressing


placement of the tourniquet cuff is determined by the


video cameras and light cords should be sterilized using

peracetic acid

gas is infused into the abdominal cavity through a

veress needle

postoperative insturment handling involves all of the following steps except


a ____ bronchoscopy is preferred for retreival of a foreign body from a bronchus


____ for power instruments is supplied form a tank or piped in from outside to the surgery department


most modern surgical instruments are made of

stainless steel

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