5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Purpose of suturing
- Size of sutures-uses
- Sharps instruments
- Dry heat sterilization
- a overall: smallest possible for face 7-0 ideally,
higher for joints and higher tension areas or deep sutures more like 4-0 (handout)
- b Signs inflammation has moved to infection: exudate, systemic heat, nausea, general malaise, function loss
- c cutting instruments: scalpels and dissecting, bandage, suturing and surgical scissors.
- d to approximate edges (bring edges together) speed healing, reduce scarring
- e 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.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 250-254 F or 121-123 C. Autoclave requires-heat water and pressure: 15psi, 20 minutes minimum
- must be sterile (specifics in other flashcard set)
- sterile drape with fenestration/window/hole to put over surgical site to only expose immediate area for procedure
- suturing, cyst removal, incision and drainage of an abscess, collection of biopsies, vasectomy, arthroscopy, circumcision, teeth extraction, toenail removal, mole removal, needle biopsy, joint fluid aspiration, spinal tap, bone marrow aspiration
- known as the Father of Medicine, first to use boiled water to irrigate wounds (460 BC)
5 True/False questions
incise → to cut out of; surgical removal
labelling tissue sample → an area separate from the sterile field, but should be nearby; can turn your back on it, may have unopened sterile items and all items will at least be clean.
absorbable sutures → catgut, Vicryl, PDS II, used internally and are not removesd
incisional procedures → invasive, cutting into patient's body; surgical asepsis required
sterile gloves → go on after sterile short scrub; protects you and keeps sterility