3-21. SPONGE FORCEPS (FORCEPS, GAUZE PAD HOLDING)
Sponge forceps (figure 3-28) are large and doughnut-shaped nibs. They are used
to handle sterile dressings or linen outside the mouth.
The forceps in paragraphs 3-21 through 3-25 are listed in the Medical Supply
Catalog under class 6515 items.
Figure 3-28. Sponge forceps.
3-22. INSTRUMENT FORCEPS (HOLDER, FORCEPS)
Instrument forceps (figure 3-29) have prong-like nibs resembling a knife and fork.
They are used to handle sterile instruments.
Figure 3-29. Instrument forceps.