Figure 1-20. The circulator secures the gown at the neck with the Velcro tab.
PROCEDURE--OPEN CUFF METHOD
The procedure is the same as that for the closed cuff method with the exception
of the steps described in paragraph 1-18e and in Figures 1-18 and 1-19.
a. Do not grasp the inside seam of the sleeve as described in paragraph 1-
18e and shown in Figure 1-19. Allow your hands to protrude from the cuffs of the gown.
b. The circulator reaches inside the gown sleeves at the shoulder seams and
pulls the gown over your shoulders and the cuffs over your hands instead of performing
this step of the procedure as described in paragraph 1-18f and Figure 1-19. Both you
and the circulator must be careful that the gown cuffs are not pulled too high on the
wrists. The edge of the cuff should be at the distal end of the wrist.
NOTE: The scrub will proceed to the Glove Technique before completing final tie of
Section VI. SURGICAL GLOVE TECHNIQUE
a. Gloves are packaged so that the scrub may don his gloves without
contaminating the glove's outer surfaces. A pair of gloves are packaged in an individual
b. While the specialist is wearing his sterile gown and gloves, he must take
particular care to avoid contaminating these sterile garments because such
contamination could possibly result in the transfer of pathogenic microorganisms to the
patient's wound. The specialist should therefore observe certain rules, to include the
rules outlined Table 1-2.