SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISES, LESSON 3
To eliminate the passage of microorganisms between nonsterile and sterile
Handle drapes as little as possible.
Never reach across the operating table to drape.
Hold drapes high enough to avoid touching nonsterile area.
Never adjust the drape.
Protect the gloved hands by cuffing.
If drape becomes contaminated, discard.
If the end of a drape falls below waist level, discard.
If in doubt about sterility, discard.
If a hole is found in drape after it is laid down, cover the hole with another drape,
Tears, punctures, watermarks, expiration date, and sterilization indicator.
Don surgical hat
Don scrub suit
Don surgical masks
The scrub picks up the Mayo stand cover, steadies the stand with one foot, and
places the drape over the end of the stand nearest him. (para 3-15a)
Stand by to direct the scrub as necessary and watch for breaks in sterile