Common Veterinary Surgical Instruments


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If a surgeon wants to clamp down on a blood vessel to prevent a patient from bleeding out, what instrument would be best used for this?

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1. Instrument that help to grip tissue are called:

2. What's the name for a sharp surgical instrument that contains a blade?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of the different surgical instruments used in veterinary science, as well as their uses. To pass the quiz, you will need to know details such as which instrument is best used to hold a drape over a patient.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Instrument a surgeon would use to clamp down on a blood vessel to prevent a patient from bleeding out
  • Instrument used to grip tissue
  • Instrument used to locate an animal's uterus and ovaries during an ovariohysterectomy
  • Sharp surgical instrument with a blade

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as hemostats and tissue forceps
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding veterinary surgical instruments and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about surgical instruments used in veterinary medicine

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the lesson called Common Veterinary Surgical Instruments. This lesson describes the following instruments:

  • Scalpels
  • Scissors
  • Hemostatic forceps
  • Towel clamps
  • Retractors