Figure 1-29. Sterile team member's attire (back view).
(1) A "sterile" person should keep his hands in sight and at waist level or
above (see figures. 1-28 and 1-29).
(2) A "sterile" person should keep his hands away from his face and his
elbows close to his sides (see figure 1-28). He should never fold his arms, since his
gown may be moist with perspiration in the axillary region; thus, his gloves would be
contaminated. When a "sterile" person stands on a footstool, the lower part of his gown
should not brush the sterile table.
(NOTE: Common sense determines sterile parts of a gown worn by tall and short
members in relation to their waists and the tops of sterile tables.