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_____________________ is the most common laparoscopic procedure performed. In this procedure, 5–10 mm diameter instruments (graspers, scissors, and clip applier) along with the visual aid of a laparoscope can be introduced by the surgeon into the abdomen through trocars to remove the gallbladder.
The fibers on the inside of the cables are a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing glass (silica) or plastic to a diameter slightly thicker than that of a human hair.
Laparoscopic __________________ allow the surgeon to hold and manipulate organs or tissue.
Laparoscopic Needle drivers are used to ligate or occlude a blood vessel or other hollow tube that prevents bleeding or leakage of bile after the gallbladder is removed. The clips are made of titanium.
Cautery Cords are used in electrosurgery and simply carry the high-frequency electrical current to the instrument from the unit. This electrical current produces heat at the tip of the instrument to penetrate into the tissue for the desired surgical effect. Cautery cords can be either monopolar or bipolar.
_______________ is used to distend the abdomen with a gas, usually carbon dioxide, called pneumoperitoneum by use of the Veress Needle.
_________________is used to view into the uterine cavity.
You should always use an insulation tester when inspecting insulated laparoscopic instruments.
_______________ should cut through a single layer of facial tissue cleanly. If it sticks or does not cut the tissue, there could be burs and needs repaired.
If you do not have a light source box, you can test it by holding it up to a light on one end and making sure the light projects through the other end. If you see ______% broken fibers (dark spots), then the light cord should go out for repair.