ORPs Educational ProgrammeRemember: It’s either sterile or it is not!SCRUBBED PERSONNEL Scrubbed persons should function ...
 Supplies for scrubbed personnel: obtain sterile items by opening them onto thesterile field before donning sterile glove...
VII. All personnel moving within or around a sterile field should do so in a mannerthat maintains the sterile field.VIII. ...
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  1. 1. ORPs Educational ProgrammeRemember: It’s either sterile or it is not!SCRUBBED PERSONNEL Scrubbed persons should function within a sterile field. Before putting on gloves (and gown, if needed) surgical hand sepsis should beperformed. Surgical hand antisepsis decreases microbial counts on the skin and decreasestransfer of microorganismsENSURING STERILITY Sterile goods are stored in clean, dry areas. Sterile items are handled with clean, dry hands. Sterile packages are laid on dry surfaces. If a sterile package becomes damp or wet, it is considered nonsterile and therefore,cannot be used.STERILE PACKAGING The integrity of a sterile package or sterile drape is destroyed by perforation,puncture, or strike through. Strike-through is the soaking of moisture through nonsterile layers to sterilelayers or vice versa. Package expiration date for sterility must be checked just prior to opening it.DEFINING THE STERILE FIELD It is not easy to define the boundaries between sterile and nonsterile areas;therefore, the following precautions should be taken: In opening sterile packages, a margin of safety is always maintained. The LAST flap is pulled TOWARD the person opening the package, awayfrom the non-sterile hand. Flaps on peel-open packages should be pulled back, not torn, to exposesterile contents: Contents should be flipped or lifted upwards, and notpermitted to slide over the edges. Only the interior and surface levels of the cover are considered sterile.SCRUBBED VS. UNSCRUBBEDTEAM MEMBERSPresentation : STERILE TECHNIQUEFascinator : SAMUEL DENIALDate of Presentation : February 09, 2013Day & Time : Saturday @ 08:30 am
  2. 2.  Supplies for scrubbed personnel: obtain sterile items by opening them onto thesterile field before donning sterile gloves or with assistance from a uncurbed teammember. Team members who are not scrubbed should face the sterile field on approach, notwalk between two sterile fields, and maintain a safety margin of at least sixinches.(PAGE # 02)TEAM MEMBERS Uncurbed people NEVER reach over a sterile field to transfer sterile items. When pouring solutions into a sterile basin, the assistant holds only the lip of thebottle over the basin, to avoid reaching over a sterile area. The scrubbed person sets cups or basins, to be filled, at the edge of the steriletable. The assistant stands near this edge of the table to fill them.RULES FOR PASSING Uncurbed personnel face and observe a sterile area when passing it to ensure theydo not touch it.TABLES Only the top of a sterile, draped table is considered sterile. The edges and sides of the drape extending below the table level are considererunsterile. Anything that drops below the level of the table surface is considered unsterileand must be discarded.BREAK IN STERILE TECHNIQUE Corrective action should occur immediately unless patient safety is compromised. If patient is at risk, correct the break in technique as soon as possible. Each institution should determine how break in technique should be reported andrecorded, and the wound classification should be adjusted accordingly anddocumented in the record.AORN (ASSOCIATION OF OPERATING ROOM NURSES)RECOMMENDED PRACTICES FOR MAINTAINING A STERILE FIELDI. Scrubbed persons should function within a sterile field.II. Sterile drapes should be used to establish a sterile field.III. Items should be used within the sterile field should be sterile.IV. All items introduced to a sterile field should be opened, dispensed, andtransferred by methods that maintain sterility & integrityV. A sterile field should be maintained & monitored constantlyVI. A sterile field should be maintained & monitored constantly
  3. 3. VII. All personnel moving within or around a sterile field should do so in a mannerthat maintains the sterile field.VIII. P&P’s for maintaining a sterile field should be developed, reviewed periodically,revised as necessary, and readily available in the practice setting.Association of Operating Room Nurses (2006). AORN, 83(2),402-416_______________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________T H A N K S__________________________________

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