MA 201 Clinical Duties

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MA 201 Clinical Duties
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2011-03-10 00:45:16
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Chapter 17 Unit 1
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  1. Instrument Classifications (3)
    • 1. Cutting
    • 2. Clamping / Grasping
    • 3. Dilating / Probing
  2. Tissue Forceps
    For grasping - for control during dissection / suturing
  3. Dressing Forceps
    Pick up dressing and delicate tissue
  4. Cleaning Instruments
    • 1. Soak in detergent with proteins to break down body fluids (zephrin chloride)
    • 2. Scrub with brush
    • 3. Dry
    • 4. Hinges / handles open - sterilize in autoclave
  5. Parts of Instruments (5)
    • 1. Ring Handles - thumb and finger like scissors
    • 2. Thumb Handles - like tweezers
    • 3. Ratchets - back by handle, allows holding
    • 4. Serrations - fissure engraved for grabbing / holding when clamping
    • 5. Teeth - sharp, hold tissue
  6. Clamping
    Also called grasping intrument
  7. Dilating / Probing
    • Hold cavities / wounds open
    • Used to explore wounds
  8. Syringes
    • Named by size
    • CC = cubic centimeter
    • ML = milliliter

    1cc = 1ml
  9. Needles
    • Named by length and Lumen (gauge)
    • Gauge - bigger the number, smaller the lumen
    • 16g is larger than 28g
  10. Needle Parts
    • Hub - back
    • Shaft
    • Bevel
    • Point
  11. Common Scissors
    • Bandage
    • Utility
    • Suture (hook for under suture)

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