# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Assistant II Task 1799774980

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe surgical procedures commonly performed in an ambulatory-care center.


Description should include procedures such as
  • cyst removal
  • laceration repair
  • skin lesion removal
  • abscess and incision drainage
  • suture removal
  • staple removal
  • minor surgical office procedures
Also, consent for a procedure should be received before the procedure is performed.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the medical assistant's role in assisting with cyst removal, laceration repair, and abscess and incision drainage?
  • What are the considerations when deciding where a surgical procedure should be performed?
  • What instruments are commonly used during minor surgical procedures?
  • What types of anesthesia might be administered during a minor surgical procedure?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

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