c. Unwrap the sterile package (figure 3-6). Be careful not to contaminate the
inside of the wrapper or the sterile object.
Figure 3-6. Open sterile package.
d. Hold edges of sterile wrapper back around your wrist (figure 3-7) so they will
not accidentally drag across sterile field and so the hand supporting the sterile object is
enclosed by the wrapper.
Figure 3-7. Hand enclosed by wrapper.
e. Drop small sterile items directly into the sterile field.
f. Place large items on the field using sterile gloves or sterile transfer forceps.
GIVING STERILE ITEMS TO ANOTHER WORKER
Open sterile packages without contaminating the contents. Hold the items so
that a sterile worker can grasp item without contaminating himself or the item. Use the
same procedures as given in paragraphs 3-4a through e.