Section IX. REMOVING THE GOWN AND GLOVES BETWEEN CASES
a. After a surgical case, the outer part of the gown and gloves are considered
contaminated by bacteria from the procedure. The scrub must remove them being very
careful to avoid contamination of his forearms, clothing, and hands.
Remove the gloves after removing the gown.
c. Follow local policy for removing the gown and gloves when they become
contaminated during a surgical procedure.
a. After the circulator unties the neck and back ties, the team members
perform the following procedure by themselves. Grasp the gown at the shoulders and
pull the gown forward and down over the arms and gloved hands.
b. Holding the arms away from the body (see Figure 1-41), fold the gown so
that the outside of the gown is folded in (see Figure 1-42); discard it into the linen
Figure 1-41. Note that the specialist pulls the gown away from him while removing it.