9 B. GRASPING: Any instrument used to grasp tissue for the purpose of clamping or holding.a. HemostatsA hinge, crushing instrument with a locking device on the handles, which holds the jaws, when closed.To arrest the flow of blood.1. Mosquito5 in., curved 5 in. straight.2. Crile5 ½, curved.3. Straightforceps6 ¼, straight.4. Kelly6 ¼, curved.
10 b. BabcockforcepsSmooth jaws, fenestrated oval tips with longitudinal serrations.6 ¼, 7 ¾ in. long.To grasp delicate tissues; appendix.c. AllisSmooth jaws with 4 x 5 fine teeth at tips, 6 in long.To grasp heavy tissue, abdominal muscles.d. KockerforcepsCross serrations;1 x 2 heavy teeth at tip of jaws; 5 ½ in, 6 ½ in, 7 ¼ in straight and curved.To grasp heavy tissue, abdominal muscles.
11 e. DressingforcepsSerrations 5 ½ and 10 inches.To grasp delicate tissues while they are being sutures, dissected or excised.f. Tissue1 x 2 teeth at tip of jaws, 5 ½ and 10 inches.To grasp heavy tissues while they are being sutured, dissected or excised.g. Adson’s4 ½, 1 x 2 fine teeth at the tip of jaws.To grasp very delicate tissues, nerve, or blood vessel for suturing, dissecting or excising.
12 h. Spongeforceps9 ½ in, straight and curved.To hold sponges or grasp tissue, transfer forceps.i. Towel clip3 ½ in and 5 ½ and 10 inches.To hold drapes in place to retract tissues.
13 C. RETRACTING: any instrument used to hold open the edges of awound.CushingveinSingle-bladed 8 ½ in. long.For shallow retractions.b. Volkman4 prongs sharp or dull, 8 ½ in. long.c. Army-navyDouble-ended, 8 ½ in. long.d. RichardsonDouble-ended, small & large9 ½ in. long.To retract abdominal wall and organs.
14 e. RibbonFlexible, two widths; narrow 1 ½ in wide – 2 in., 1 2inches long.To retract abdominal wall and organs.f. DeaverThree widths, narrow, medium 1 ½, wide – 2 in., 12 in long.g. WeithlanerSelf-retaining; 2 blades and bladder blades.For shallow retractions.
15 h. BalfourSelf-retaining;2 blades and bladder blades.For abdominal wall retractions.i. Hupp trachealThree sharp prongs, blunt hook, overall length 5 ¼ in.To retract trachea or other shallow wounds.
16 IV. SUTURING: any instrument used to carry suture through tissue.a. Needleholder6 and 7 in. long.To hold suture needle for suturing wounds.b. Clip applierand remover5 ½, 6, and 7 in. long.To introduce and remove skin clips.
18 E. PROBING: any instrument with a blunt end used to probe a cavity.a. ProbeFlexible, 5 in., and 8 in.b. GrooveddirectorGrooved on long axis, 5 ½ in.To probe a cavity, to guide a probe; to control the pathway of an incision.
19 F. MISCELLANEOUSa. Poole suctiontipFenestrated removable tip 9 in long and ¼ in diameter.To remove fluid from abdominal cavity.b. Yankauersuction tipAngular, removable tip 9 in long and ¼ in diameter.To withdraw fluid from throat cavity.c. LaparotomyringCircular, 1 ½ in diameter.For tagging sponges.
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