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31

Crosscheck information on the patient chart, ensuring that patient name, procedure, surgeon, and _____ match.

site

32

Assess patient's physical and _____ status; signs of distress can affect the course of surgery.

emotional

33

To establish a baseline, take and document the _____ _____ on the patient chart.

vital signs

34

Ensure the patient has _____ or _____ before putting on a hospital gown.

bathed or showered

35

Remove all patient jewelry, body piercings, wigs, and _____ devices and label for safekeeping and patient safety.

prosthetics

36

Ensure that the patient is in a _____ hospital gown.

clean

37

If ordered by the physician, apply special (anti-embolic) stockings or elastic bandages to the _____ extremities to prevent blood clots.

lower

38

Ensure the patient has ____ prior to surgery, recording the time on the preoperative checklist.

voided

39

Place bed in its _____ position with the side rails _____ after patient has received pre-op medications.

lowest
highest

40

All _____ should accompany the patient to the operating room.

records

41

used for pediatric patients under 5 years of age

cribs

42

used for patients who require supervision of their movement

beds or ward beds

43

same-day surgery permit patients to walk to the OR

ambulation

44

primarily used for out-patients

wheelchairs

45

most common means for transporting patients

stretchers (gurneys)

46

used to ease apprehensive young child when transporting to OR

wagon

47

used for newborn and premature infants

isolettes

48

Identify the patient verbally, by _____, and on chart, letting the patient know why you are there.

wristband

49

Cover patient and apply safety strap over blanket _____ inches above the knees.

2

50

Allow for _____ _____ or assist the patient onto the stretcher.

self transfer

51

Secure side rails in _____ position.

highest

52

Review the chart for _____.

completeness

53

Push stretcher from _____ _____, facing patient in direction of travel, avoiding abrupt movements such as sharp turns or sudden stops or bumping into things.

head end

54

When approaching inclining and declining ramps with doors, explain what is happening, then stop movement of stretcher at least _____ feet from start of incline or decline, open door, secure it and proceed with firm control of stretcher on ramps at all times.

2

55

Walk _____ and in full control.

slowly

56

Give special attention to _____, drains, IVs, etc.

catheters

57

Check the _____ of the patient.

identity

58

Request patient to verbally state name, date of birth, _____, procedure side and site, and surgeon.

allergies

59

Verify that the _____ has marked the appropriate surgical site to ensure the correct site and side.

surgeon

60

Surgical site marking may be waived in a life-threatening emergency at the discretion of the surgeon, but a _____ _____ should be conducted unless there is more risk than benefit for the patient.

time out