Potential for Complications from Surgical Procedures & Health Alterations


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While some surgical complications are unavoidable, they can be reduced with the use of certain _____.

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1. The presence of bacteria on the skin or on medical equipment can lead to a surgical complication known as _____.

2. Precautionary or _____ antibiotics are administered intravenously to help prevent infections.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this short practice quiz to see how much you know about surgical complications. The quiz contains five questions to that ask you about specific types of surgical complications, as well as preventative measures and reduction methods.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In order to pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Name methods that can reduce surgical complications
  • Identify the surgical complication that's created by the presence of bacteria
  • Provide another name for precautionary antibiotics
  • Recognize post-op duties
  • Determine how ulcers can be prevented during long surgical procedures

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - tell the difference between duties that are and are not carried out in the post-op setting
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding methods that can minimize surgical complications
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about surgical complications to tell how ulcers can be prevented during lengthy surgeries

Additional Learning

To learn more about these types of complications, review the related lesson called Potential for Complications from Surgical Procedures & Health Alterations. Studying this lesson can help you:

  • Learn what an operating area is also called
  • Name several problems that can result from surgical complications
  • Understand why blood is often drawn following a patient's surgical procedure