Equipment

 

-  Alginate Dressings

-  Amnihook

-  Bakri Balloon

-  Blood Salvage Drain

-  CAM Boot

-  Chlorhexidine

-  Chromic suture

-  Diathermy

-  Doyen Retractor

-  Dressings

-  Green Armytage Forceps

-  Hydrocolloid Dressings

-  Hydrogel Dressing

-  Jackson-Pratt Drain

-  Jelonet Dressing

-  Kaltostat

-  Kielands Forceps

-  Laryngoscopes

-  Littlewood Forceps

-  Monocryl Suture

-  Neville-Barns Forceps

-  Nylon Suture

-  Obstetric Forceps

-  Penrose Drain

-  PDS

-  Redivac Drain

- SAM Splint

-  Slit Lamp

-  Surgical Drains

-  Surgical Forceps

-  Surgical Suction

-  Surgical Retractors

-  Suture Material

-  Suture Needles

-  Tonopen

-  VAC Dressing

-  Vaginal Speculums

-  Vicryl Suture

-  Weitlaner Retractor

-  Wrigleys Forceps

 

 

 

Surgical Equipment

 

-  Grasping (Surgical Forceps)

-  Clamping

-  Occlude tubular structure or hold bone

-  Locking mechanism, usually a ratchet

-  Short jaws: crush tissue

-  Long jaws: atraumatic

-  Green Armytage Forceps

-  Littlewood Forceps

-  Artery forceps

-  Mango clamps

-  Spongue holding

-  Cutting

-  Scalpels

-  Shape

-   Curved blades most common

-   Reverse curved blade for cutting sutures

-   Straight blades for stab incisions

-  Size

-   According to thickness of tissue & size of incision

-   Handle

-  3 = medium

-  4 = large

-   Blade

-  #10: small lesions

-  #15: scope portals

-  #22: long skin incisions

-  Grips

-   Overhand grip

-  Optimum dexterity

-  Usually for larger scalpel handles for long incisions or for thick tissue

-   Pencil grip

-  Used for very fine work

-  Incision depth controlled by smooth drawing of blade over surface with constant firm downward pressure

-  Entire length of blade should be used for cutting

-  Blade never handled with fingers, always transferred in a sharps tray

-  Scissors

-  Premium quality = tungsten blades, usually gold handles

-  Grips

-   Ring finger & thumb in rings of handles

-   Middle finger supports top blade

-   Index fingers steadies

-  Angled Potts scissors: for opening blood vessels

-  Nibblers: bone cutting

-  Osteotome: bone cutting

-  Bone saw: bone cutting

-  Dermatome: skin grafts

-  Curette: cutting tissue from wound/beds

-  Retracting

-  Doyen Retractor

-  Weitlaner Retractor

-  Vaginal Speculums