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SURGICAL TECHNIQUE:

GENERAL/BASIC:

*MOST OF THIS KNOWLEDGE IS ASSUMED SO INCLUDED FOR PURPOSES OF REVIEW

GA/LA/twig light
Positioning
Prepping & draping
Sterile technique
Sutures, clips, etc & methods of wound closure
Instruments
Drainage
Dressings<
Tissue handling GENTLE
Flaps


SPECIFIC: PER PROCEDURE

INTRAOPERATIVE

Discuss various approaches & how to select the correct approach for the individual pt
Discuss techniques commonly used & internationally accepted
Anaesthetic, infiltration
Incision/s
Dissection
Operative technique
Haemostasis
Identification & preservation of important structures
Visual aid i.e. fibreoptic
Closure
Dressings

POSTOPERATIVE

Immediate i.e. 1st 4 hours
1ST 24 hours
1st week
thereafter

COMPLICATIONS

Intraop
Postop
How to avoid
How to predict
How to treat