Figure 1-35. The scrub holds a gown for a scrubbed team member. Note that the
scrub's gloved hands are protected by the outside of the gown. The scrub holds the
gown securely while the scrubbed team member slips his arms into the gown.
b. The scrub pulls the gown over the team member's shoulders (see Figure 1-
36). The circulator then secures the neck of the gown and ties the inside waist tie.
Figure 1-36. The circulator adjusts the gown over the sterile team member's shoulders
and secures the neck with the Velcro tab and ties the belt at waist level. Note that the
circulator's hands are inside the gown.
c. Grasp the right glove firmly at waist level. Keeping your thumbs extended
and covered by the glove cuff, stretch the cuff so that he can introduce his hand without
touching your gloves (see Figure 1-37). While you are stretching the glove open, stand
with one foot forward and one foot to the rear (see Figure 1-38). This stance will help
you from being thrown off balance. (DO NOT snap the glove; bring it upward gently over
the cuff of the gown.)
NOTE: Always offer the right glove first. Be careful that you do not get thrown off
balance while the other team member introduces his hand into the glove (see Figure 1-