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Ch.9 Vocab

TermDefinition
Curette Tool used to scrape or remove tissue from a body cavity or skin
Hemostat instrument used to clamp off blood vessels.
Scissors Dissecting tool used to cut tissue
Bandage Shears Blunt tipped scissors used to cut bandages off body
Retractor Instrument used to pull tissue aside to provide better visualization
Speculum Instrument used to widen or increase viewing area of body cavity(vaginal or nasal)
Sterile Skin Closure Steri-strip: used to join sides of laceration to facilitate healing.
Hibiclens Pre operative skin cleanser and antiseptic
Providone-Iodine Common surgical skin prep solution
Isopropyl Alcohol Disinfectant used on skin prior to injection or phlebotomy. (70%)
Sterile Saline Used to clean irrigate wounds
Ligature Tying(tubal ligation)
Regional Anesthesia Injecting anesthetic to block feeling from large area of tissue
Serations Markings etched into tips of surgical instruments to help improve grasp
Created by: c.ramratan