Cardiac setups: Surgical tech mayo stand and back table OR setups

Local will be injected into the incision site around the clavicle. The incision will be made with the #3 knife handle, usually with a 15 blade loaded, and the incision is around 2 inches long. The surgeon will use blunt dissection with debakey forceps, hemostats, tonsil clamps, and sometimes metzenblum . . .

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Usually the PA, surgical assist, or first assist will be the ones to take vein endoscopically while the surgeon is opening the chest and taking down mammary. I know different places may have other staff doing different roles, such as surgical assists doing both endoscopic vein harvest and opening the . . .

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