What are the three key in-service precautions?
1. Prior to removal of the device, ensure that the jaws are in a close position.
2. When cinching down suture material, ensure the jaws of the instrument are in a closed position so as neither to misalign, bend the needle, nor incorporate extraneous tissue.
3. Before inserting the instrument, ensure that the needle is fully seated within the jaws by cycling the instrument.