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5 Matching questions

  1. traumatic needles
  2. Probing instruments
  3. non-absorbable sutures
  4. Purpose of suturing
  5. tensile strength
  1. a to approximate edges (bring edges together) speed healing, reduce scarring
  2. b to examine body cavities.
    scopes have lights: coloscope, bronchoscope, anoscope, endoscope.
    probes or sounds
  3. c amount of tension or pull, expressed in pounds that a suture strand can withstand before breaking
  4. d silk, nylon, Dacron, cotton, stainless steel staples; used on body surface, must be removed
  5. e have eye, must be threaded with suture material, eye is bigger than needle so more traumatic to skin

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. cauterizes or seals off ends blood vessels using an instrument with a pencil-point sized source of electricity to burn the tissue
  4. face, eyelid, eyebrow, nose, lip 3-5 days
    scalp 6-8 days
    chest, abdomen, penis 8-10 days
    ear, hand 10-14 days
    back, extremities, foot, joints 12-14 days (handout)
  5. All communication to and from pt. prior to administering anesthesia. Also MUST ask about allergies prior to administering anesthesia.

5 True/False questions

  1. bandageHelps hold dressing in place; improve circulation; support or reduce tension or prevent movement. Must be clean, may be sterile.


  2. minor surgical procedures performed in the medical officesuturing, 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


  3. medically aseptic hand wash2-3 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)


  4. sterile glovesgo on after sterile short scrub; protects you and keeps sterility


  5. on the sidea type of closed wound, a bruise