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ERP Week 4

Minor surgery Supplies

Minor surgical supplies include; 1.Irrigating solution (H2o/NSS) 2.Sterile bowel 3.Irrigating syringe 4.Antispetic 5.Wound protective agents 6.Ethyl chloride (topical anesthetic) 7.Xylocaine/lidocaine 8.Silver nitrate 9.Sutures
Irrigation solutions include; 1.H2o - Sterile water 2.NSS - Normal saline soltuion
A splatter shield is used with a; Irrigating syringe
Antiseptics include; 1.Betadine AKA Povidone Iodine 2.Hibiclens
A Non-Iodine antiseptic is; Hibiclens
Wound Protective agents include; 1.Tincture of benzoin 2.Dermabond 3.New skin 4.Tegaderm / Opsite
Tincture of Benzoin is useful to help hold skin closure strips called; Steri-strips or Butterfly sutures
Dermabond is a; Skin adhesive (liquid stitch)
New-Skin is a; Liquid transparent bandage
Opsite / Tegaderm is; A transparent dressing
Ethyl chloride is a; Topical ANESTHETIC (skin refrigerant)
Xylocaine (lidocaine) is a; Local anesthetic
Xylocaine (lidocaine) may contain; Epinephrine
Xylocaine (lidocaine) strengths include; 1% and 2%
Silver Nitrate is a; Chemical cauterizing agent on a applicator stick
Sutures are AKA; Ligatures or Stitches
Sutures are used when; A separated wound needs to pulled together heal properly
Absorbable sutures are sometimes refered to as Plain Gut or Catgut
Plain Gut is designed to be absorbed by the body in; Five to ten days
Chromic (cat) gut is designed to be absorbed by the body in; 20 - 40 days
A common brand associated with absorbable sutures is; Vicryl
Absorbable sutures need not be; Removed and are used internally
Non-absorbable sutures are used to close; superficial wounds
Non-absorbable sutures should be removed in; 5-10 days
Non-absorbable sutures include; 1.Silk 2.Nylon 3.Stainless steel
Common brand names for Nylon sutures include; Prolene and Ethilon
Stainless steel sutures are used in the form of; Surgical Staples
Surgical staples are removed with a; Skin staple remover
The finest (thinnest) suture size is; 11
The largest suture size is; 0 (zero)
Physicians will commonly request a wound check in; 3 days
The wound check is necessary to R/O (rule out); Microbial proliferation
An area free from microorganisms is called; The sterile field
Surgical drapes are made of; Cloth or disposable paper
Surgical drapes are placed adjacent to the particular area to be; Examined or treated
A sterile field is often set up on a movable stainless steel instrument tray set on a; Mayo stand
The outer 1 inch of a sterile field is considered; Contaminated
An unused uncovered sterile feild is considered sterile for; 30 minutes
Items commonly added to a newly opened suture tray include; 1.Sutures 2.10mL syringe 3.18g needle 4.25g needle 5.Sterilized H20/NSS 6.Betadine (povidone Iodine) 7.Xylocaine (1 or 2%)
The MA should ask the physician if they want lidocaine with or without; epinephrine
Epinephrine is counter indicated for patients with; Cardiac pathology
Most tissue specimens ate placed in a specimen container half filled with ; A 10% formalin solution
Specimen containers should be labeled with; 1.Name or identification number of the patient AND doctor 2.Date and MT (time) of collection 3.Location specimen was obtained from 4.Your signature
Created by: adrouillard