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1

What regions of the body are considered sterile when properly scrubbed in for surgery?

Waist to nipples

Hands to 2 inches above the elbow

2

What size gloves do you wear in the OR?

7.5s on interior

7s on exterior

3

True/False.

Surgery graspers without teeth (e.g., DeBakey pickups) are preferable for grabbing the skin so as not to cut the skin.

False.

Surgery graspers with teeth (e.g., Adson, rat-tooths, etc.) are preferable for grabbing the skin.

"It is better to cut the skin than to crush it."

4

What do each of these letters mean in medical jargon when there is a line over each one?

a

c

p

s

Before (ante)

With (con)

After (post)

Without (sans)