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1

Condition of the skin immediately after a surgical scrub in which the transient bacterial flora has been reduced within safe limits, though resident flora is not affected

surgically clean

2

process of reducing the number of microorganisms from the hands and arms to a safe level before participating in an operative procedure

surgical scrub

3

turned inside out

everted

4

uses friction of a brush in combination with water, soap, or detergent

mechanical cleansing

5

causes removal of microbes via antimicrobial or antiseptic solution

chemical disinfection

6

designated number of brush strokes for the nails, each finger, palm, back of hand, forearm, and elbow

numbered stroke method

7

utilization of a chemical antiseptic agent as an alternative to the other methods

waterless/brushless method

8

prescribed amout of time for scrubbing each hand, arm, and elbow area

timed method

9

List in sequential order the anatomical areas cleaned during a mechanical surgical scrub.

  1. finger nails
  2. fingers
  3. hands
  4. arm/forearm
  5. 2 inches above the elbow

10

Perform a surgical scrub before each operative procedure, since conditions undersurgical gloves are ideal for _____ growth.

bacterial

11

Initial scrub should generally be _____ minutes.

10

12

Subsequent scrubs should generally be ____ to _____ minutes.

3 to 5

13

Thoroughly dry hands and arms with a _____ towel after scrubbing to avoid strike-through contamination of the gown.

sterile

14

Dry using a _____ motion by moving the arms, not towel, and from fingertips to elbow without returning to any area.

circular

15

The gowning method is determined by the type of _____ and whether it is being performed before or during the procedure.

gloving technique

16

Most often the _____ sterile team member performs the self-gowning procedure.

first

17

The _____ self-gloving technique is most common.

closed

18

The _____ gloving technique is generally used during a procedure pr when no gown is required.

open

19

The _____ technique prevents outside of sleeves or gloves from touching the skin or hand, which are covered with the sleeves of the gown when gloves are put on.

closed

20

______ ______ refers to gloving by or for other personnel.

Assisted gloving

21

Lift gowns and gloves _____ _____ and away from the wrapper when gowning and/or gloving, ensuring that no part of gown or glove has contacted the wrapper edge.

straight up

22

Gowns are sterile only from ______ level to ______ level in front, including sleeves to 2" above the elbow.

table to chest

23

The ____ of a gown is always considered contaminated.

back

24

If a gown is puncturedm town or wet, it should be _____.

discarded

25

_____ the sterile field and step away from unsterile objects or people to avoid hitting them.

Face

26

When unfolding a gown, it is imperative not to allow gown _____ to touch below waist level.

sleeves

27

During an operation, a contaminated gown is always removed after stepping away from the sterile field by having the ______ step up from behind.

circulator

28

Gloves are removed _____ the contaminated gown is removed.

after

29

If gloves are packaged with dry starch, it is important to _____ _____ excess powder from external glove surfaces immediately after gloving.

wipe off

30

Change a sterile glove immediately if punctured or _____ to prevent any microbial exchange.

torn