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material spread thinly on a slide or other surface for microscopic study

smears

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Any tissue, foreign body, prosthesis, or fluid removed from a patient

specimen

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a growth of living material and microorganisms in a prepared media

culture

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the study of diseases

pathology

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a piece of tissue or organ quickly frozen and then cut into a thin slice and stained to be studied microscopically

frozen section

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an aqueous solution of 37% formaldehyde with methanol added; commonly used as a preservative on specimens

formalin

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a substance used to harden and preserve specimens

fixative

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General guidelines for are and handling of specimens:
All tissues exudates, and _____ _____ removed from a patient must be sent to the pathology department for legal documentation.

foreign objects

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General guidelines for are and handling of specimens:
Proper care of each specimen is the responsibility of the total nursing team, and especially the _____ _____ while the specimen is in his/her possession.

surgical technologist

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General guidelines for are and handling of specimens:
The care of specimens is regulated by hospital policy and rulings from the _____ _____.

Joint Commission

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General guidelines for are and handling of specimens:
Preservation and identification of surgical specimens are crucial. The container housing the specimen will be labeled with appropriate patient information. A _____ _____ ____ will also accompany the specimen to the lab.

specimen identification form

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General guidelines for are and handling of specimens:
_____ of specimens should be kept to a minimum.

Handling

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General guidelines for are and handling of specimens:
Pathologic tissue specimens should not be allowed to _____ _____ . Saline or a solution of aqueous formaldehyde (10% formalin) is used until processed in the lab.

dry out

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General guidelines for are and handling of specimens:
Never place _____ on stones or teeth.

formalin

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Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Handle hard objects by _____, not with a(n) _____ since this might alter the object.

hand
instrument

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Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Always label the culture tube and complete the laboratory form including the _____ of the specimen.

source

17

Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Verify the patient has signed a _____ _____ for disposal of the amputated limb.

consent form

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Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Send cultures to the laboratory immediately before they _____.

dry

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Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Wrap amputated extremities in a _____ bag before storing in the lab refrigerator.

plastic

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Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Place foreign objects in a specimen container. _____ is not needed for metal or glass objects, including bullets, knives and bottle shards.

fixative or formalin

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Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Take smears and _____ cultures to the lab as soon as possible to be processed correctly.

fluid

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Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Remove all drapes and _____ from the amputated limb.

instruments

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Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Dispose of or preserve foreign bodies according to hospital policy and keep a record for _____ reasons.

legal

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Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Obtain cultures under _____ conditions. The tips of the swabs must not be contaminated by any other source.

sterile

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Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Place stones or teeth in _____ container and label.

dry

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Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Do not leave _____ _____ unattended at any time, since they may have legal significance.

forensic materials

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Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Replace the swab in the tube as quickly as possible after taking a(n) _____ culture to prevent air from entering the culture tube.

anarobic

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Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Place the frozen section specimen in a labeled container without _____. It will be hand-carried to the pathology department by a member of the OR staff.

formalin

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Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Avoid placing an amputated limb in view of the patient, particularly if the patient has received a _____ or epidural anesthetic.

spinal

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Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Attach patient label and pathology requisition form to the limb and take it to the _____.

lab

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Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Always check the color of the solution in the bottom of the tube when taking an anaerobic culture. Discard if it is _____ since this means oxygen is present in the tube. Exposure to room air can kill anaerobics in just a few minutes.

pink

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Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Always give the frozen section specimens to a designated staff member in the _____ department.

pathology

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Complete the following statement concerning proper care and handling of surgical specimens.
Document _____ _____ of the foreign object for the protection of hospital personnel.

specimen transfer

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Complete the following statement concerning preparation and labeling procedures performed by the circulator.
Specimens should be placed in a _____ _____ to ensure safety.

specimen container

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Complete the following statement concerning preparation and labeling procedures performed by the circulator.
Containers for storing specimens may be made of plastic, _____, or waxed cardboard.

glass

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Complete the following statement concerning preparation and labeling procedures performed by the circulator.
_____ specimen collectors such as Lukens are used to hold secretions as they are obtained.

Cytological

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Complete the following statement concerning preparation and labeling procedures performed by the circulator.
Select a specimen container that is large enough for the specimen to be easily removed in the laboratory, since tissues _____ or swell in formalin.

enlarge

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Complete the following statement concerning preparation and labeling procedures performed by the circulator.
If the outside of the specimen container is contaminated with blood or body fluids, wipe the container with a _____ disinfectant.

tubercucidal

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Complete the following statement concerning preparation and labeling procedures performed by the circulator.
_____ the outside of specimen containers touched by sterile team members before sending to the lab.

Decontaminate

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Complete the following statement concerning preparation and labeling procedures performed by the circulator.
Use _____ in most instances for preserving specimens, with the following exceptions: never place on stones, teeth, limbs, or tissue scheduled for cultures or frozen sections.

formalin

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Complete the following statement concerning preparation and labeling procedures performed by the circulator.
Label each container with the patient's _____ identification number and type of specimen.

name

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Complete the following statement concerning preparation and labeling procedures performed by the circulator.
Attach the appropriate patient name label and _____ _____ _____ to the specimen container.

specimen requisition form

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Complete the following statement concerning preparation and labeling procedures performed by the circulator.
Place the closed, labeled container in a _____ _____ or an additional container for transport to the lab.

plastic bag

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Complete the following statement concerning preparation and labeling procedures performed by the circulator.
Transfer directly to the lab or _____ non-critical specimens.

refrigerate

45

Complete the following statement concerning preparation and labeling procedures performed by the circulator.
If diagnostic images of the specimen are ordered, the specimen should be taken directly to the _____ department along with the pathology requisition form.

imaging