Minor Surgical Procedures

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  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    58 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Minor surgical procedures are small procedures which are done either in emergencies or outpatient department when it involves the utilization of local anesthesia. They cause minimal complications that usually do not require any inpatient admission and needs very little equipment for performing.


Some of the procedures include mucocele excision, laparoscopic procedures, biopsies, abscess incision, and drainage, etc. All these procedures also need a specific set of pre-procedural considerations to perform. These also need strict aseptic conditions and environment following OSHA and center for disease control guidelines.

Postoperative management of patients is also essential, which involves wound care, suture removal, pain management, swelling, etc. These factors are also considered and important in minor surgical procedures. These are generally performed by specialists in OPD and are completed within the day of the appointment.

They are also performed by interns and pursing medical graduates, technicians in cases of biopsy in medical labs. The knowledge of how to prepare for minor surgical procedures in minor operation theatres, outpatient departments, what all equipment is required for the health care professionals, which will help in a smooth, sterilized, and organized procedure.

This module provides an overview of how to prepare for minor surgical procedures, correctly open the surgical instrument pack, and add required sterile instruments, while using a sterile technique. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers two scenarios that test your ability to prepare for minor surgical procedures.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • The process for opening a sterile pack and creating a sterile field
  • The processes for transferring sterile instruments and for pouring the sterile solution onto a sterile field
  • To visualize the “anatomy” of a surgical pack: what it looks like before and after opening, its contents, and an example of how these and additional instruments are laid out for the physician
  • To practice and perfect your skills in preparing for a minor surgical procedure

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*Please note certificate will be available for download post 24 hours of successful course completion with a minimum of 80% score in the quiz.

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