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Orthopedic Assisting Techniques

Product Details
Product ID: FA-05
Year Produced: 2008
Length: 20 min.
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Assisting during orthopedic procedures requires many of the same skills required during any open surgery. Commonly used stitches, intraoperative use of cutting and coagulating devices and methods of hemostasis are described. In addition, proper use of some of the specialty instruments used in Orthopedic surgery are described on this DVD.

This DVD also includes the First Assistant Success Concepts Lecture: 10 Ways to Perfect Your Assisting Skills.

DVD Topics

  • Body Mechanics: Stance, Posture, Retraction
  • Stitches Include: ½ and ½ Stitch, Al's Stitch/ Over & Under Stitch, Retention Stitch
  • Specialty Instruments Include: Drilling, Measuring, Tapping, Screwing
  • Use of Orthopedic Instruments: Elevator, Rounger, Kerrison, Pituitary

First Assistant Success Concepts: 10 Ways to Perfect Your Assisting Skills

  • Pre-Practice All Techniques
  • No Wasted Moves or Motions
  • Anticipate
  • Two Hands - 10 Fingers
  • Assist Don't Inhibit
  • Think Team
  • Know Your Limits
  • Practice To Improve
  • Watch & Learn
  • Take Notes