Veterinary Science: Vet Nursing (Final Exam Review)

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Term  
Definition

Abrasions

"scrapes" - superficial

Anal Sacculitis

Inflammation of anal sacs

Asepsis

a condition of sterility ( no living organisms are present)

Aseptic Technique

all steps taken to prevent contamination of a surgical site

Avulsions

create skin flaps

Cerumen

wax, exudate, cellular debris from ear canal

Circulating Nurse

Scrubbed OUT; available to provide supplies and assistance to surgeons

Corneal Edema

Inflammation of cornea; swollen or cloudy

Debride

remove necrotic tissue, pus or debris

Degloving Injuries

flesh is "peeled" off

Dehiscence

when a wound reopens

Dyschezia

difficulty defecating

Fenestrate

cut a hole in large drape large enough for incision

First Intention

used for clean wounds, closed w/sutures after lavage

Fresh Wound

less than 6-8 hrs; bleeding w/fresh edges, moist clot or scab

Hematochezia

blood in the stool

Hemostasis

stopping the bleeding

Infection

redness, swelling, pus, warmth, fever

Inspissation

rendering fluid dry or thick by evaporation or absorption

Lacerations

"cuts" - tears