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Vascular Assisting Techniques

Product Details
Product ID: FA-06
Year Produced: 2008
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Specific specialties in surgery require the application of basic and advanced surgical skills. This DVD combines dissection, retraction, and hemostasis concepts as they relate to assisting during vascular surgery.

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

DVD Topics

  • Using the Knife (position of application & position of retrieval) Surgical Footage
  • Snip and Strip Technique Surgical Footage
  • Following Using 6-0 or 7-0 Surgical Footage
  • Tying Using 6-0 or 7-0 Surgical Footage
  • Tying Around a Clamp - Tip Towards
  • Tying Around a Clamp - Tip Away
  • Sharp & Blunt Dissection
  • Using Fine Forceps
  • Cautery: Finger Control, Thumb Control, Rolling Positions, Past Pointing, Angle Tip
  • Placing Retractors - Contact Visualization
  • High and Low Position vs. Palm and Finger Control (temporary and permenant hemostasis)
  • Assisting During Vascular/Micro Surgical Procedures
  • 1/3 - 2/3 Rule (traction and counter-traction mirroring the surgeon)
  • 60/40 or 70/30 (following the suture)
  • Sewing Using 6-0 or 7-0
  • Sewing on a Vessel
  • Vein Holding Techniques
  • Vascular Anastomosis
  • Vascular Anastomosis Closing
  • Ten Ways to Perfect Your Skills
  • Putting It All Together

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