Artery forceps are available for grasping and compressing an artery to control bleeding, typically using handles that can be held in place by a locking mechanism. Artery forceps are used to compress an artery to stem bleeding, because of this they belong to a group of surgical instruments called hemostats.
Artery forceps should be held with the thumb, ring and index fingers as shown. Mayo needle holders: Used for holding a suture needle. Note that Mayo needle holders have a ratchet which helps to prevent the needle slipping or twisting round