Saunders Clinical Skills for Medical Assistants

1st Edition

Disk Ten: Assisting With Minor Office Surgery


    • Print ISBN 9781416024293

    Key Features

    • The videos can be played on a television equipped with a DVD player, or on a computer with a DVD drive.
    • Specific segments or entire videos can be paused or replayed as many times as needed for comprehension.
    • Each video begins with an Overview that introduces the skill, its goal, and how it is used in the clinical setting.
    • The videos outline key components for performing each skill, such as necessary equipment, OSHA standard precautions, and special patient population considerations.
    • Skill Variations show alternate methods for performing common skills techniques in the clinical setting.
    • Each video discusses the necessary and appropriate documentation procedure for the skill.
    • What If interviews feature medical assistants discussing specific practice scenarios, encouraging users to consider what they would do in a similar situation.
    • Interactive onscreen review questions at the end of each video reinforce key concepts and allow users to gauge understanding.
    • Spanish subtitles provide access to written translations of all video content.

    Table of Contents

    15 skills/18 videos Approx. running time: 90 minutes

    Section 1: Preparing to Work with Patients
    10.1.1 Preparing to Work with Patients
    Variation: Working with a Young Child

    Section 2: Surgical Asepsis
    10.2.1 Performing Surgical Hand Scrub
    10.2.2 Applying and Removing Sterile Gloves
    10.2.3 Opening a Sterile Pack
    Variation: Opening a Barrier Sterile Field
    10.2.4 Adding an Item to a Sterile Field
    Procedure: Peel Pack
    Variation: Wrapped Item
    10.2.5 Pouring a Sterile Solution
    10.2.6 Covering a Sterile Field

    Section 3: Minor Office Surgery
    10.3.1 Preparing Sterile Supplies for the Physician
    10.3.2 Skin Preparation for Minor Surgery
    10.3.3 Assisting Physician to Draw Up Local Anesthetic
    10.3.4 Post-Surgery Procedures
    10.3.5 Removing Sutures
    Variation: Removing Staples

    Section 4: Dressings and Bandages
    10.4.1 Changing a Sterile Dressing
    10.4.2 Applying Adhesive Skin Closures
    10.4.3 Bandaging with Gauze and Elastic Bandages
    Variation: Using Tube Gauze


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