Lab 1 Introduction


Ideally, a surgery is a series of steps that are performed proficiently, efficiently and with minimal trauma to the patient.

A surgeon may use a wide variety of instruments to perform a specific procedure, but a small number are used most of the time.  In this lab, you will learn the name of these instruments and how to recognize them.  You will also learn how to hold the instrument and should work on this hold becoming automatic.  You will also begin to learn how to use each instrument to perform some basic surgical tasks.