(4) Grasp the lower corner and open the package to a flat position.
(5) Grasp the lower corners of the package and pull to the side in order to
expose the cuffs.
(6) Glove your nondominant hand first. Grasp the cuff of the glove on the
same side as your nondominant hand with your dominate hand. (See Figure 3-12.)
(7) Remove the glove from the wrapper, step back, and insert your
nondominant hand into the glove. (See Figure 3-13.)
(8) With the gloved hand, pick up the remaining glove with hand under the
cuff and glove dominate hand.
e. Wet sponge with antiseptic solution and squeeze out excess. Using the wet
sponge scrub the skin, starting at the site of incision, with a circular motion in an ever-
widening circle to the outer portion of the exposed area. You must use sufficient
pressure and friction to remove dirt and microorganisms from skin and pores.
Figure 3-12. Grasp cuff.
Figure 3-13. Hand in glove.
f. Discard the sponge after reaching the outer edge. NEVER bring a soiled
sponge back toward the center of the area (Figures 3-14 and 3-15).
g. Repeat the scrub with a separate sponge for each round. Scrub for a
minimum of five minutes, blot the area dry with towel, and apply the antiseptic solution
in accordance with local policy (Figure 3-16). This step completes the preoperative skin