SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISES, LESSON 1
The purpose of preparing the operative site is to make that site as free as possible
from microorganisms, dirt, and skin oil. (para 1-2a)
Expose the skin area to be prepared.
Don sterile gloves.
Place sterile towels above and below the area to be cleaned.
Place sterile absorbent towels along each side of the area.
Scrub the patient's skin. (para 1-2b)
5 (para 1-2c)
Alcohol or detergents.
Debridement. (para 1-2e)
Use a bulb or asepto syringe.
Use a 35cc syringe and a #19 gauge needle.
Use a mechanical jet device. (para 1-2e(2))
Eyebrows. (para 1-2f, CAUTION)
(para 1-2e (2))
Abscess is an infection that results in a collection of purulent material in a
circumscribed and closed cavity. (para 1-3)
Incision and drainage (I & D) refers to the release of the collection of pus by
making an incision in the skin and draining the pus. (para 1-3)
In the early stage of development. (para 1-3)
You are correct if you listed any three of the following:
Immune deficiencies. (para 1-3a)
Make a gentle stab wound.
Make a second straight incision.
Perform intracavity exploration.
Clean the cavity.
Observe the incision for hemostasis.
Pack the abscess loosely.
Apply a sterile gauze dressing. (para 1-3e(1) through (8))