EXERCISES, LESSON 1
INSTRUCTIONS. The following exercises are to be answered by writing the answer in
the space provided or by marking the correct response. After you have completed all
the exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises, Lesson 1" at the end of the exercises and
check your answers.
What is the purpose of preparing the operative site? ______________________
List five major steps in the basic preparation procedures for minor surgery.
To scrub the patient's skin effectively, you should scrub in a
motion for a minimum of ________ minutes.
Complete the following statements (statements refer to preparation of traumatic
or cover the wound while you scrub
a. It may be necessary to
and shave the area around the wound.
b. Do not clean a traumatic wound with substances which might irritate the
wound; substances such as ____________ or _______________.
A common, nonirritating substance which can be used to irrigate a
traumatic wound is
d. The next step after irrigation of a traumatic wound is usually _____________.