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Surgical Nursing Pack Vocabulary

Asepsis The absence of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms.
Sterile Free from bacteria or other living microorganisms
Surgical Conscience A 360-degree aware- ness of everything within a healthcare worker's sterile and unsterile environment.
Aseptic Techniques Using practices and procedures to prevent contamination from pathogens.
Sterile Techniques Involves strategies used in patient care to reduce exposure to microorganisms and maintain objects and areas as free from microorganisms as possible.
Needle Drivers To hold a suturing needle for closing wounds during suturing and surgical procedures.
Eyed Needles Very narrow opening of a needle so suture can be threaded through.
Lap Pad A compress made from several layers of gauze folded into a rectangular shape
Lavage Washing out of a body cavity.
Hemostasis The stopping of a flow of blood.
Homeostasis A state of balance among all the body systems needed for the body to survive and function correctly.
Feline Dental Formula 2(I3/3C1/1P3/2M1/1)
Canine Dental Formula 2(I3/3C1/1P4/4M2/3)
Pre-Anesthetic Is a drug that is given before the administration of an anesthetic.
Multifilament A number of strands or filaments wound together.
Rostral Near the front of the body (toward the nose)
Cranial Relating to the skull or cranium.
Caudal At or near the tail or the posterior part of the body.
Medial Toward the middle or center of the body.
Enamel The most mineralized tissue of the body, forming a very hard, thin, translucent layer of calcified tissue that covers the entire anatomic crown of the tooth.
Periodontal Ligament A soft connective tissue embedded between the cementum and the inner wall of the alveolar bone socket to help support teeth.
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