Figure 3-17. Draping the Mayo stand.
Figure 3-18. The circulator continues to pull
the Mayo stand cover over the Mayo stand.
NOTE: The circulator assists the scrub by pulling the Mayo stand cover over the stand.
The scrub touches the sterile portion of the cover with sterile gloves. Note the scrub
stands away from the stand as he places the cover on the Mayo stand. Both circulator
and scrub are holding the stand in place with their foot.
c. The scrub then takes a hand towel from the lap pack; opens the towel; folds
the towel in half; and drapes the towel over the tray. He tucks the distal end under the
tray and rolls the near end (see Figure 3-19). The rolled end permits suture to be
placed under the towel (preparation of suture is covered in paragraph 3-21). After the
sutures are prepared and placed under the towel, the towel is unrolled and tucked under
the Mayo tray by the scrub. The scrub will then select another hand towel from the lap
pack, then roll and place the towel on the Mayo tray for instruments.
Figure 3-19. Completing the draping of the Mayo stand