Victoria Lazareth, MA, MSN, NP-C, DCNP
What are some important pearls when performing surgery?
- Have patient take a “selfie” to identify biopsy site for future reference;
- Eliminating standing cones by placing lateral sutures will create an elegant biopsy scar;
- Know the anatomy prior to performing a biopsy or excision at the head or neck;
- Hold scalpel like a pencil at 90° angle to the skin;
- Excise to a uniform depth throughout the wound.