15. Universal Surgical Instruments

Universal Surgical Instruments

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image Mouth Prop

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Function ent

To hold patient’s mouth open during dental procedure

Characteristics ent

Practice Notes ent

image Mouth Prop must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping. Disposable Mouth Prop should be disposed of in the garbage.

image Mouth Gag

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Function ent

To hold patient’s mouth open during dental procedure

Characteristics ent

Practice Note ent

Mouth Gag is mostly used for oral surgery and periodontal surgical procedures when patient is sedated.

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image Mouth Gag must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping. Hinged instruments should be processed open and unlocked.

image Scalpel Handle with Blades

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Functions ent

Characteristics ent

Practice Note ent

Scalpel with Blades mostly used on oral surgery and periodontal surgical tray setups and occasionally used with composite tray setups for removing flash material and interproximal carving.

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image Scalpel Handle must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping. Scalpel Blade must be disposed of in a Sharps container. Disposable Handle and Blade in one unit must be disposed of in a Sharps container.

image Scalpel Blade Remover

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Function ent

To safely remove blade from scalpel handle

Characteristics ent

Practice Notes ent

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image Scalpel Blade Remover must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping. Scalpel Blade must be disposed of in a Sharps container.

Jan 8, 2015 | Posted by in Dental Nursing and Assisting | Comments Off on 15. Universal Surgical Instruments
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