(15) Attach suction tubing to machine.
(16) Remain alert to needs of the scrub.
(17) Assist scrub with arrangement of draped furniture.
(18) Position kick buckets for easy access.
(19) Focus light over operative area.
(20) Prepare specimen for laboratory.
(21) Prepare adhesive strips for dressing.
(22) Verify sponge count with scrub (must also be witnessed by Registered
(23) Pass dressing sponges to scrub.
(24) Remove and check drapes for instruments and supplies before
discarding into hamper.
(25) Assist in moving patient to litter and secure with straps.
(26) Clean the room and prepare for next case.
d. Other Duties. In addition to understanding and performing tasks related to
his assignment as the scrub or the circulator for an operation, the OR specialist
is required to understand and participate in tasks concerned with preparing
the patient for surgery (surgical "prep"), assembling packs for use during surgery,
assembling instrument sets, and sterilizing supplies and equipment. The specialist
is required to practice personal hygiene measures to prevent the spread of pathogenic
organisms; he is also required to demonstrate a high standard of personal ethics,
as well as practicing such medical ethics as upholding the patient's right to privacy.
e. Effective Duties. In addition to providing effective care of the patient, the
OR specialist is responsible for effective performance with regard to the care,
preparation, and maintenance of sterile and nonsterile supplies. He is obliged to
continue to learn and progress in skill of performing both the simple and more complex
procedures. When in doubt, he should not act but seek advice from the proper source.