Presentation on theme: "No touch technique. Why no touch techniques 4 Infectious risk of needles: Hep C, Hep B and HIV. ED has high risk population 4 Better to keep your hands."— Presentation transcript:
Why no touch techniques 4 Infectious risk of needles: Hep C, Hep B and HIV. ED has high risk population 4 Better to keep your hands away 4 Used correctly, this technique is faster
Olson-Hegar Needle Driver & Suture Scissors: Mostly used by DVMs
Thumb Forceps 4 Three types: –With Teeth for tissue pick up –W/O Teeth for packing wounds and dressing changes –With tying platform for delicate suture handling and knot tying 4 The first two types should not be used to handle needles, they will damage them and make breakage likely
Teethed forceps with tying platform 4 Teeth are used in the usual manner for tissue control 4 Tying platform can gently handle needle, making it possible to load the needle driver without touching it
Summary 4 Instruments available that allow safer no touch needle technique 4 Combined needle driver and suture scissors speeds procedure 4 Adsons with tying platform particularly useful in tying and cutting small suture: 6-0 or less
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