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Section 1 - Procedures in Preparing the Patient

After completing these lessons, you should be able to:

  • Identify common anesthesia terms and their definitions.
  • Identify proper procedures for performing a preoperative skin prep.
  • Identify equipment used in positioning patients.
  • Identify procedures for placing a patient in the supine, Trendelenburg, reverse Trendelenburg, lateral kidney, lateral chest, lithotomy, prone, jackknife, and sitting positions and position for spinal anesthesia.
  • Identify procedures for draping a patient.
Lesson 1-1 Introduction
Lesson 1-2 Preparation of the Patient for Surgery
Lesson 1-3 Surgical Positions
Lesson 1-4 Draping the Patient
Exercises for Section 1

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015