A Nurse's Guide For The Operating Room by Nicholas SennA Nurse's Guide For The Operating Room by Nicholas Senn

A Nurse's Guide For The Operating Room

byNicholas Senn

Paperback | May 19, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ... plaited tightly in two braids. Operating Room. The assistant nurse scrubs the field of operation, using hot water and potash soap, then washes off with warm water, scrubs again with ether or turpentine and soap, rinses with clear water, sponges with alcohol and uses warm solution of bichlorid 1:1000, covering the abdomen with moist antiseptic towel. After patient is placed on the operating table, the head nurse applies laparotomy sheet and surrounds field of operation with dry sterilized towels. The operator and his assistants,' having gone through the thorough disinfection of hands, are dressed in white sterilized operating gowns and caps or with sterile towel pinned around each one's head. The head nurse takes charge of the instruments, ligatures and sutures. Immediately before the incision is made, she pours alcohol on the hands of operator and assistants. She is then prepared to anticipate every want of the surgeon, beginning with the scalpel, following with forceps, scissors. etc., as may be required. Having provided a separate tray, she brushes the soiled instruments when necessary and takes each needle from the surgeon when he is through with it, for if left lying about, serious injury to the patient may result. The senior nurse takes charge of the sponges and laparotomy compresses. She stands conveniently near the assistant who is to do the sponging; if asked to do the sponging, she does not wipe but merely compresses the bleeding parts, allowing the sponge to absorb what it will. After the peritoneum is opened, she hands the small sponges on a hemostatic forceps; this is called "steel sponge." The laparotomy compresses will then be needed. These, before being handed to the surgeon, are wrung out of a hot solution of sodium chlorid 6/10 p...
Title:A Nurse's Guide For The Operating RoomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:May 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1236196392

ISBN - 13:9781236196392

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