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53 Cards in this Set

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Surgical Songes
Lint Free
Contain radiopaque strip
Mayo Sponges
Largest sponges
Laparotomy Sponges
Laps, Tapes, or Packs
Five per package
Neurosurgical sponges
Patties or Cottonoids
Ten per package
Tonsil Sponges
Cotton-filled gauzes with a string attached.
Packages of five
Kitner Dissecting Sponges
Small rolls of cotton tape
Used to aid the surgeon in blunt dissection of tissues.
Always loaded onto a clamp.
Baby Labs
Appendix Tapes
Steri Strip Tape
Included with Some Transparent Film Dressings to further reinforce
Subcuticular closure.
Transparent Film Dressings
Op-site, Ensure or Bioclusive, Tegaderm
Liquid Collodion
Type of liquid chemical dressing
Forms a seall over a small incision.
Flammable, eather based.
Three-layer Dressings
Inner layer= Telfa, nonadherent easy removal
Intermediate layer
Outer layer
Montgomery Straps
Looks like corset
Used for wounds that require frequent dressing changes.
Stent Dressings
Wounds that are difficult to dress
Face, Neck, Nose
Latex Allergies
Use Teflon or silicone catheters instead
Urethral Catheters
Designed for emptying urinary bladder.
Nonretaining Urinary Catheters
Robinson (single-eyed catheters)
Coude (an angled-tip catheter for maneuvering around obstructions, i.e.enlarged prostate)
Can't go through a lumen
Retaining Catheter
Foley balloon-tipped catheter
balloon inflated with sterile water
Three-way foley
1 inlet for irrigation
1 inlet for balloon inflation
1 outlet for drainage of urine or irrigating fluid
30cc balloon
Maintains hemostasis after transurthral prostatectomy
Maintains pressure against removal area
Pezzer mushroom tip
Malecot four-wing tip catheters
Rely on shape for self-retention
Frequently used for suprapubic bladder drainage
Ureteral Catheres
Smaller in diameter
Longer that urethral catheters
Made of woven silk,nylon,or plastic materials
Indwelling IV Catheters
Used for the infusion of essential nutrients into the bloodstream.
Inserted in larger veins ( right subclavian,internal or external jugular)
Indwelling Catheters
Hickman, infusion of chemotherapeutic agents, blood or blood products
Double lumen catheters
(Picc or Central Line)
Used for nutrient infusion, as well as pharmacological agents.
Tenckhoff Catheters
Inserted into the peritoneal cavity through abdominal wall.
Chemotherpeutic agents, abdominal tumors
Swan-Ganz Catheter
Used within pulmonary artery, to monitor pressure.
Intravascular Catheters
May be used to deliver special "coils" to seal cerbral aneurysms or arterivenous malformations, thwarting the need for caniotomy.
Balloon Tipped Fogarty Catheters
Used to remove obstructions within the lumens of arteries, veins or ducts.
Fogarty Biliary Catheter
Is inserted into the biliary system for the removal of gall stones.
Fogarty Arterial Embolectomy Catheter
Smaller and shorter than biliary catheter, and is inserted into an artery after cutdown to remove an obstruting blood clot.

Cutdown= Surgical opening into an artery.
Cholangiogram Catheters
Inserted into the common bile duct for injection of contrast media under X-ray so that calculi can be outlined.
Nasogastric sump Tubes
Inserted through the nose and placed into the stomach, for decompressing during surgery so surgical site is unobstructed.
Endotracheal Tubes
Maintain the airway in an unconscious patient and for the administration of anesthetic gases and maintain airway during the anesthesia period.
Chest Tubes
Treat pneumothorax and after thoracic surgery to evacuate fluid and air form the pleural space.
Used for evacuation of air and/or fluids from a surgical wound.

Can also eliminate dead spaces between tissue layers
Passive Drains
Allow fluids to flow from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure, due to fluid accumulation within the wound.
Penrose Drains
Are passive drains made from latex. Moistened with saline before placement.
Placed within the biliary system and are used to drain bile afer procedures performed on the common bile duct.
Jackson Pratt and Hemovac
Nonpassive drains. Create a consistent vacuum manually.
Arterial or venous needle/cannula
Needle to introduce a plastic indwelling catheter into a vessel.
Arterial needle/cannula assemblies
Used to obtain arterial blood gases or are attached to a line leading to transducer to monitor arterial blood pressure.
Intravenouss cannula/needle assemblies
(Angio Cath) are attched to IV lines for the introduction of fluids and/ or medications into the patient's system.
Arterial needles
(Potts-Cournand needle/cannula)
Used to introduce diagnostic or angioplasty guiding catheters over guiding wires into the arterial system.
Dorsey cannulated needle
For biopsy of cerebral tissue through a burr hole.
Chiba biopsy needles
Boipsy of lung tissue, through the chest wall.
Flanklin-Silverman cannulated biopsy needle
"Trap door", Tip for biopsy of the liver and other internal organs.
Biopsy needles attached to syringes
Used to aspirate fluid from a cyst or abscess.
Insulin syringes
Calculated in units
Tuberculin syringes
Calculated in tenths or hundreths of a cubic centimeter.
Standard Syringes
Vary in size
3-60 cc's of fluid
10cc syringe
Most common used
Up to 1cc of fluid.
Asepto syringe (bulb syringe)
Holds approximately 120cc.