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.


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. Prepping a patient for a vaginal assisted abdominal hysterectomy. How do you prep the patient? In what order? Perineum, vagina, anus and abdomen?
  2. What does OSHA do? Why would they recommend PPE use for surgical staff?
  3. What are the pressure points in lateral position?
  4. Methyl Methacrylate will cause a change in the patient’s VS when placed into the open bone. What is that change?
  5. What does it mean for a patient to have a shearing injury? What is that?



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

  1. How do you position a patient for a perianal cyst?
  1. Patient obtains an open fracture at 12:00. The case starts at 2:00pm. What is the wound class?
  2. To avoid foot drop in a patient in lithotomy, the nurse should: Place the heel firmly into the boot, Ensure that the back of the knee is not resting on the stirrup?
  3. What is the purpose of tumescent?
  4. What are the important lab values for a patient on apixaban?


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

  1. What is the most likely immediate post op complication for a patient with a BMI over 40? (Pain, Hemorrhage, DVT, Hypothermia)?
  2. What kind of cleaning agent is used to clean the OR after a patient with (CJD)?
  3. How do you store items that are in a peel pouch? How are they positioned on the shelf?
  4. Malpractice has four required elements to bring a successful suit. What are they?
  5. Air embolism occurs during a craniotomy in sitting position. What do you do?


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

  1. Nursing student asks RN why the patient got an inflatable penile prosthesis: Give student the manual, Tell the student to ask the surgeon, tell them the pathology that might require one of these to be placed?
  2. What are the three carotid arteries?
  3. Suprapubic catheter bag is attached to: bed frame, side rails, under the sheet, on top of the pt.
  4. Patient has an ASA of III. Can an RN monitor for moderate sedation?
  5. Patient is consented for cystoscopy and possible stone removal, the patient tells the nurse that he isn’t having surgery right now, just an examination. What do you do? Call the physician to talk to the patient, The consent is signed, take the patient, Explain the procedures to the patient yourself?


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

  1. Which one is a sentinel event? Woman falls off table, baby gets sent home to wrong parents, near miss incorrect count.
  2. Which is the greatest risk for obturator nerve injury? lap chole, pt in Trendelenburg position, or excision of pilonidal cyst?
  3. What would you expect the hypoventilating patient’s ABG to show?
  4. In what position to you place a patient experiencing a venous air embolism?
  5. The patient is having an anaphylactic reaction to latex. What medication do you expect to give first?

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