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Journal June 2011 (Vol 33, No 6)

NOTE: You have already passed this course.
NOTE: This course is no longer valid for accreditation purposes.

Surgical Sponges in Small Animal Surgery by Phil Zeltzman , DVM, DACVS, Myron O. Downs , DVM, PhD, DACVS

1. Which of the following methods is/are effective for minimizing sponge retention?
2. Which statement concerning RFID technology is true?
3. How much blood can a 4 × 4–inch, 12-ply woven sponge absorb?
4. Compression with a sponge initiates clotting by
5. Assuming that a 4 × 4–inch dry sponge has a negligible weight, how much would it weigh if it is soaked in 5 mL of blood?
6. What are the two main foreign body reactions commonly associated with retained surgical sponges?
7. Which statement concerning the absorptive capacity of sponges is true?
8. What is the origin of gas within a retained sponge?
9. Which statement concerning use of a surgical sponge for hemostasis is true?
10. Most woven surgical sponges are made of
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