EXERCISE, LESSON 8
INSTRUCTIONS: To complete this exercise, circle the letter of the response that best
answers the question or completes the statement or write the answer in the space
provided. After you have completed the all of the exercises, turn to "Solutions to
Exercises" at the end of this lesson and check your answers. If you have responded to
any of the exercises incorrectly, reread the material referenced after the answer.
________________________ refers to the total span of surgical intervention.
The _______________________ phase of the surgical experience begins with the
decision that surgical intervention is necessary and ends when the patient is
transferred to the operating room table.
The _______________________ phase of the surgical experience is the period
during which the patient is undergoing surgery.
The _______________________ phase of the surgical experience lasts from the
patient's admission to the recovery room through his complete recovery from
Based on the degree of risk, surgery is classified as ____________ or _________.
___________________ surgery is necessary, but scheduled at the convenience of
the patient and the health care provider.
___________________ surgery carries a high degree of risk and has the potential
of postoperative complications.
___________________ is the descriptor used when the purpose of a surgical
procedure is to remove a diseased organ or structure.
When surgical intervention is to relieve pain, the purpose is described as