Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

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