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Laparoscopic Instruments/Supplies

by hereinlc hereinlc (New) New


I am new to the OR (experienced nurse) and often float from my ortho floor to a floor where they do lots of laparoscopic procedures. I would love to know if anyone has a helpful guide to instruments and supplies that I could read and study up on. I am fine with the "lights/camera/action" of the stack but feel like I want to understand better the staplers, sutures, etc. that are used, especially for more complex procedures like sleeve gastrectomy/bypass/colectomies/anastamoses. Thanks!

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 16 years experience.

You may want to touch base with the OR educator since there are numerous suture and staple options from various companies. You can always go to the website of the suppliers for your facility and see what education materials they offer.

There is, either under the FAQ tab or the articles tab, a guide to sutures that was written by CheesePotato.