Different types of tie used in the OR

  1. different ties are confusing me and it seems i cant find a good OR book about Operating room skills
    anyway can anyone please tell me the difference between a:
    1. stick tie
    2. free tie
    3. tie
    4. suture lig?

    and all possible types of tie...

    thanks for sharing your info OR nurses!
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  3. by   BethCNOR
    A tie and a free tie are the same. They are lengths of suture without a needle. When they as for a tie or free tie, they want it placed in their hand. They may ask for a tie on a pass or passer. This means one end of the tie is clamped in a hemostat or tonsil clamp. A stick tie or suture lig is suture with a needle. It is used to suture around a vessel in order to tie it off. Hope that helps.
  4. by   Lorodz
    thanks a lot! this info would really save me from flying instruments. thanks
  5. by   DNRme
    You can't find a good book about OR skills? Your OR should have reference books and/or you should. The best place to start for the last million or so years is Alexanders Care of the Patient in Surgery.
  6. by   Lorodz
    Thanks for the book suggestion I'll go ahead and try looking for it. Thanks.