Figure 1-34. The circulator adjusts the scrub's gown for length. Note that the circulator
grasps and tugs the gown seams at the hem of the gown. He may hold the gown by the
outside surface because the bottom of the gown is considered contaminated.
Section VIII. GOWNING AND GLOVING ANOTHER TEAM MEMBER
After having donned his own sterile gown and gloves, the scrub will assist other
members of the sterile team into their gowns and gloves. Other members of the "sterile"
team include the surgeon and his medical officer assistants, as well as other operating
room specialists assigned to scrub.
a. Unfold a towel so that it is folded in half lengthwise and hand it to the
scrubbed team member. While he is drying his hands, unfold his gown. Grasp the
gown near the neckband using the thumb and index finger of each hand and roll the
gown so that the outside surface is over (protecting) your gloved hands (see Figure 1-
35). The arm holes of the gown are facing the team member being gowned. Offer the
inside of the gown to the scrubbed team member and allow him to slip his arms into the
gown sleeves (see Figure 1-35).