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. We 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. 

We moved to this format to allow people to participate regardless of their schedules and time zones.

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

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. Nurse goes to interview a patient for Left mastectomy. What should nurse check after identifying the patient? A. Jewelry B. NPO C. The surgical site
  2. Who is responsible for radionuclide information in surgery A. Urology nurse B. Laser Safety Officer C. Radiation safety officer?
  3. What are early s/s of MH?
  4. When do we do damp dusting in the OR?
  5. Who do you provide information to when doing the pre-op assessment on a school age child? Child and parents? Or parents and let them give the info to their child?

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

  1. What is universal protocol??
  2. What are the steps taken by anesthesia for a patient with potential MH??
  3. An obese patient has increased risk of DVT with which position? (supine, fowlers, prone, jackknife)
  4. The nurse in orientation tells you that she just contaminated the field. Do you A. admonish her, B. Praise her C. Tell everyone how stupid she is?
  5. What is the wound class for a leaking Chole??


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

  1. What is the Bipolar electrocautery’s pathway?
  2. Highest risk type of emboli after long bone surgery?
  3. What is universal protocol?
  4. What infusion do you give the patient to reverse the effects of LAST?
  5. The patient has pink sacral skin upon arrival in the OR. Have the surgeon help to position? Something different?


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

  1. How do you clean the room after an MRSA patient?
  2. Another surgeon is advising your operating surgeon. He is not scrubbed in. You notice he is leaning over the field. You should: ask him to scrub in or move back, tell the ST to give him a gown, do nothing.
  3. Trauma patient, multiple injuries have noted: What to treat first or prioritize the care for this patient? a. lacerated spleen with small bowel injury, b. pelvic fracture, c. broken ribs, d. facial laceration)
  4. Where is the area of highest bioburden on the hand?
  5. What do you include in documenting skin preparation? 


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

  1. When is the 1st closing count done for a c-section procedure? A. Closure of the uterine wall B. Closing the bladder C. Peritoneal cavity
  2. What assessment scoring system is used in PACU to determine readiness for transfer?
  3. What is the safest type of electrocautery to use on a patient with an internal defibrillator?
  4. What is the relationship between glycopyrrolate and neostigmine?
  5. You’re doing some preoperative education for a parent whose baby will undergo surgery. Which preop instruction is correct? A. formula up to 2 hours prior to procedure b. Breastmilk up to 2 hours prior to procedure, c. Clear liquids up to 2 hours prior to procedure 




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