3-23. HEMOSTATS (FORCEPS, HEMOSTATIC)
Hemostats (figure 3-30) are small forceps designed to stop the flow of blood by
clamping blood vessels. A hemostat is used for holding material and tissue.
Figure 3-30. Hemostats.
3-24. NEEDLE HOLDERS (HOLDER, SUTURE NEEDLE)
Needle holders (figure 3-31) are forceps resembling straight hemostats. Each jaw
has a groove on its inner surface, which is used to hold and manipulate the suture needle
Figure 3-31. Suture needle holder.