The nurse is performing wound CARE on a foot ulcer in a client with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Which technique demonstrates surgical asepsis?
A. Putting on sterile gloves then opening a container of sterile saline. B. Cleaning the wound with a circular motion, moving from outer circles toward the center. C. Changing the sterile field after sterile water is spilled on it. D. Placing a sterile dressing Ā½ā (1.3 cm) from the EDGE of the sterile field.
Changing the sterile field after sterile water is spilled on it.-a sterile field is considered contaminated when it becomes wet. moisture can act as a wick, allowing microorganisms to contaminate the field. the outside of containers, such as sterile saline bottles, arent sterile. the containers should be opened before sterile gloves are put on and the solution poured over the sterile dressings placed in a sterile basin. wounds should be cleaned from the most contaminated area to the least contaminated areafor example, from the center outward. the outer inch of a sterile field shouldnt be considered sterile.