New assignments will be posted every Tuesday and the discussion will continue through Monday. Every Tuesday the previous week’s discussion thread will close and the discussion will move to the new assignment. I will be monitoring the discussion throughout the week and adding comments and instruction as we go. I encourage you to comment and ask for clarification as well.   ~ Wendy


Video Summary

Your assignments this week are as follows. Do your assignments and post the answers in the forum. Remember to cite your source.

At the end of the week, I’ll post a video summary.  


If your last name starts with B, A, D, E, or F

  1. Which herbal supplement will minimize the effectiveness of oral contraceptives? St. John’s Wort, Ginseng, Ginko, or Ephedra?
  2. When circulating during a phacoemulsification, which is the most important to have available? Eye Probe, Ceiling mounted microscope, Lens, or Vitrector
  3. The patient has a malignancy in the extremity, and you need to exsanguinate the limb before inflation of the tourniquet. How do you accomplish it. An ACE bandage, Esmarch dressing, Limb elevation or something else?
  4. While the Anesthesiologist is inserting the subclavian vein cath and radial art line. Patient is hypoventilating, Elevated heart rate and BP. What is most likely? Pulsus paradoxus, wrong ET placement, Myocardial infarction or pneumothorax.
  5. What do you do for complete heart block?


If your last name starts with C, G, I, J, or K

  1. You have an 89 yo patient coming for a hip arthroplasty. Why is the patient at particular risk for hypothermia?
  2. What does hypokalemia do to your patient’s heart rate and blood pressure?
  3. On what rib should the kidney rest be placed? 5th, 8th, 10th or 12th? (This is how it’s on the exam. It’s a problem question. Do your best. What would you put?)
  4. What special equipment do you need for a vasovasostomy? 
  5. Wound class for elective appy with open hysterectomy is….


If your last name starts with S, L, N, O, or P

  1. How do anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) interfere with wound healing?
  2. What is the Spaulding Classification for a vaginal speculum?
  3. What position will adversely affect a patient post hip arthroplasty? Excessive flexion and external rotation, excessive flexion and internal rotation, excessive extension and external rotation, excessive extension and internal rotation.
  4. What does the Self Determination Act Say about a DNR?
  5. What kind of mask is used when a patient has influenza? N95 or surgical mask?   


If your last name starts with H, Q, R, T, or U

  1. Why is epinephrine added to local? 
  2. What is secondary wound closure?
  3. Uterine ablation candidate is one who is- A. women past childbearing years, B. has large uterine fibroid, C. has some type of malignancy?
  4. What are the byproducts of Ozone Sterilization? Is it safe for the environment?
  5. What sterilization technique is used for items that are heat and moisture sensitive?


If your last name starts with M, V, W, X, Y, or Z

  1. Medication to give to pt who developed bradycardia options were A. Atropine, B. lidocaine, C. epinephrine?
  2. Which prep used for otoscopy procedure? 
  3. You’re performing IUSS for an implant. What indicator is needed to be able to use the implant?
  4. Where do you put the lead to protect a patient during fluoroscopy of the knee and tibia?
  5. Which surgery site doesn’t need a mark?

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