gowns are considered sterile from
axillary line to waist in front including the sleeves to 2 " above the elbows.
Persons that are sterile touch only...
STERILE items or areas; persons who are NOT STERILE touch only UNSTERILE items or areas.
An unsterile person should maintain a distance of?
12 inches from the sterile field to minimize accidental contamination.
The surgical hand scrub...
chemically and mechanically reduces to a safe level the number of microorganisms present on the hands and arms
an individual's inner awareness of aseptic principals and adherence to aseptic technique in all situations; professional honesty.
If a wrapper falls to the floor...
inspect the wrapper to determine its integrity and if intact; use it.
process of reducing the number of microorganisms from the hands and arms to a safe level before participating in an operative procedure.
organisms present on the epidermis which have been picked up through contact with other objects
invasion of the body by disease producing microorganisms and the reaction of the tissues of their presence and their toxins
strike through contamination
transmission of microorganisms to a sterile field by moisture that has penetrated the sterile barrier
bacterial population peculiar to a particular body location; made up of transient and resident flora
deep layer of skin, containing sebaceous and sweat glands, blood vessels, nerves, and hair roots.
area around operative site including furniture covered with sterile drapes and members of the surgical team properly attired