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5 Matching questions

  1. Grasping instruments
  2. suture
  3. anesthesia and pt. medical history.
  4. Size of sutures
  5. Size of sutures-uses
  1. a From largest to smallest 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 "aught", 1-0 or 0 or one-aught, 2-0 or 00 or two-aught, 3-0 or 000 or three-aught, 4-0 or 0000 or four-aught, 5-0 or 00000 or five-aught, 6-0 or 000000 or six-aught, 7-0 or 0000000 or seven-aught. The more zeros, the smaller the gauge.
  2. b a stitch or the act of sewing/stitching
  3. c grasping or clamping: hemostatic forceps, tissue forceps, dressing or thumb forceps, sponge forceps, splinter forceps
  4. d All communication to and from pt. prior to administering anesthesia. Also MUST ask about allergies prior to administering anesthesia.
  5. e overall: smallest possible for face 7-0 ideally,
    higher for joints and higher tension areas or deep sutures more like 4-0 (handout)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. must be sanitized, disinfected, sterilized for next time or disposed of if they were intended for single use.
  2. are less complex than major; uses local vs. general anesthesia; is an office procedure vs. hospitalization. could include electrosurgery, laser surgery, microsurgery, or cryosurgery,
  3. must be sterile (specifics in other flashcard set)
  4. made from sheep historically, both are absorbable sutures. Chromic gut is treated with chromic salts and will last longer (up to 60 days)
  5. to approximate edges (bring edges together) speed healing, reduce scarring

5 True/False questions

  1. inciseto cut out of; surgical removal


  2. Probing instrumentsto examine body cavities.
    scopes have lights: coloscope, bronchoscope, anoscope, endoscope.
    probes or sounds


  3. Autoclave temperature for sterilizationrequires 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.


  4. infectionSigns inflammation has moved to infection: exudate, systemic heat, nausea, general malaise, function loss


  5. surgical short scrubpreventing contact with all microorganisms before they can enter the body; no microbial life. Autoclaving surgical instruments, using sterile gloves, maintaining sterile field, sterile draping, etc.