(9) Remove the glove from the wrapper, step back, and insert your
nondominate hand into the glove (figure 3-9).
Figure 3-9. Hand in glove.
d. Hold bottle in your ungloved hand with label against your palm. This protects
the label from dripping solution. Also a clean label can be read easily.
e. If the bottle was opened previously, pour a small amount of liquid into a waste
container, usually an emesis basin. Prepouring will cleanse the lid of the bottle. The
container should not be inside the sterile field.
f. Pick up the container into which the liquid is to be poured with your gloved
hand and step back from the sterile field. This is done to keep any liquid from dropping
onto the sterile field. If a sterile field becomes wet, consider it to be contaminated.
g. Hold the bottle about 6 inches above the container into which the liquid is
being poured and pour the liquid slowly in a steady stream into the sterile container.
Pouring slowly in a steady stream avoids splashing.
(1) Do not touch the bottle lip against the container. If the lip of the bottle
touches the container, the container will not be sterile.
(2) Do not allow the bottle to pass over the sterile field. If the bottle passes
over any part of the sterile field, then that part of the field is considered contaminated,
because a microscopic organism could have fallen from the bottle or your hand onto the
h. Replace the container onto the sterile field.
i. Replace the cap securely on the bottle. If the cap or rim of the bottle
becomes contaminated, discard the bottle.