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Minor Surgery

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Engers Fernandez

on 23 June 2015

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Transcript of Minor Surgery

Week 4
Know Your Tools
Assisting Minor Surgery
Dr. Engers Fernandez
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Outpatient:
Does not require an overnight stay in a hospital
Urgent:
To be performed as soon as possible, but is not an immediate or acute emergency
Categories of Surgery
Disadvantage is the short time the health care team has for assessing the patient’s postoperative condition
Important for outpatient facility to develop a follow-up procedure to track the patient’s condition after leaving
Medical asepsis
The elimination of organisms that have left the body
Surgical asepsis
The practice of creating and maintaining a sterile environment, in which organisms are destroyed before entering the body
Medical versus Surgical Asepsis
Elective:
Considered medically necessary, but can be performed when the patient wishes
Emergency:
Required immediately to save a life or prevent further injury or infection
Optional:
May not be medically necessary, but the patient wishes to have it performed
Categories of Surgery
Generally limited to procedures requiring less than 60 minutes to perform
Many surgeries are performed in free-standing surgicenters or surgical centers that are part of a hospital complex
Outpatient Surgery
Method for performing surgical procedures
Patient is admitted and discharged from a surgical facility on the
same day
Includes outpatient surgery in a hospital setting, a surgicenter, or medical office
Hospitalization is
NOT
required unless unexpected complications occur
Ambulatory Surgery
The branch of medicine concerned with treatment of injuries or disorders of the body by incision or manipulation, esp. with instruments
Surgery
Vienna Nasal Speculum
Vaginal Speculum
Ives Fanster Rectal Speculum
Dental Mirror
Non disposable Scalpel
Disposable Scalpel
Backhaus Towel Clamp
Senn Retractor
Kocher Forceps
Sponge Forceps
Large and Small Thumb Forceps
Adson Tissue Forceps
Curve Kelly Hemostat
Curved Mosquito Hemostat
Medical versus Surgical Asepsis
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