# NCH Sterile Field: Pouring Solutions

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Which action is the most appropriate when handling remaining sterile solutions?
A. Deliver all the solution that remains in a container to the sterile field.
B. Discard any remaining solutions in the proper receptacle.
C. Use up all remaining sterile solutions to be cost-effective and produce less waste.
D. Save any remaining solutions for the next patient.
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Which action is the most appropriate when handling remaining sterile solutions?
A. Deliver all the solution that remains in a container to the sterile field.
B. Discard any remaining solutions in the proper receptacle.
C. Use up all remaining sterile solutions to be cost-effective and produce less waste.
D. Save any remaining solutions for the next patient.
After the sterile solution is poured onto the sterile field, what should be done next?
A. Save the container in case the name, amount used, and expiration date need to be confirmed later.
B. Save the container because most organizations recycle.
C. Save all the containers until the end of the day to document how many were used.
D. Verify all containers used so the practitioner can document how many were used.
A previously used sterile solution container is among the supplies on the back table. What should be done with the sterile solution container?
A. Document in the patient's record that the solution container was not full.
B. Use the solution; because it was poured in an aseptic manner, it is still safe to use.
C. Include the container in the weekly tally even though it is only partially full.
D. Discard the opened container and do not use the remaining solution.
When should sterile solutions for an operative or invasive procedure be dispensed?
A. When the scrub person approves the sterile solutions
B. As close to the time of use as possible
C. When the organization mandates the use of the sterile solutions
D. When the patient requests that sterile solutions be used
When solutions are dispensed to a sterile field, where should the scrub person's solution receptacle be placed?
A. In the center of the table to prevent splashing off the table
B. Inside a sterile bowl to prevent splashing
C. Near the table's edge, with the solution poured slowly to prevent splashing
D. On the Mayo stand to prevent splashing on the back table
When completing the preoperative assessment, the unscrubbed perioperative team member notices that the weight for the patient was stated by the patient during their initial intake. What should the unscrubbed team member do next?
A. Make note of the stated weight for the procedure.
B. Verify with the patient that this stated weight is correct.
C. Measure the patient's weight.
D. Estimate the patient's weight.
The unscrubbed perioperative team member pours a solution into a container on the sterile field. The scrub person asks the unscrubbed team member for verification of the solution. How does the unscrubbed team member verify the solution?
A. Visually and verbally identify the label on the container with the scrub person.
B. Read the information on the label to the scrub person.
C. Show the scrub person the label on the container.
D. Visually and verbally identify the label with the anesthesia provider.
After a sterile 0.9% sodium chloride solution is poured onto the field, there is still some left in the container. An orienting unscrubbed perioperative team member replaces the cap in case the practitioner needs more sterile 0.9% sodium chloride solution during the case. What is the preceptor's best response to this orientee?
A. "You should have opened a smaller container of sterile 0.9% sodium chloride solution."
B. "The practitioner won't need any more sterile 0.9% sodium chloride solution for this case."
C. "It is great to see you being cost conscious."
D. "You cannot recap and use the sterile 0.9% sodium chloride solution again."
While getting ready to dispense bupivacaine onto the sterile field, the unscrubbed perioperative team member notices that the label on the sterile medication cup only has the name of the medication. What should the team member do next?
A. Ask the scrub person to add the strength, amount, and date and time to the label.
B. Place the empty bupivacaine container on the counter so that the scrub person can see it.
C. Throw the empty bupivacaine container in the sharps container because the medication has already been poured onto the sterile field.
D. Show the medication container to the practitioner before dispensing the medication onto the sterile field.