Skin Prep

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What you'll learn

Minor surgical procedures are small procedures which are done in either emergency or outpatient department when it involves the utilization of local anesthesia. They cause minimal complications that usually don’t 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 certain set of pre-procedural considerations to perform. These also need strict aseptic conditions and environment following OSHA and the center for disease control guidelines.

Postoperative management of the patient is also important 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. As a nurse or medical assistant in a doctor’s office, you may be asked to assist the physician with minor surgery.

This module provides a detailed overview of how to perform skin preparation for minor surgical procedures. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers two scenarios that test your ability to prepare for and perform skin preparation 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 importance of pre-surgery skin preparation
  • How to visualize the key anatomical structures and components of the skin, comprising the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous layers
  • How to prepare for and perform the skin preparation procedure

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