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Which action contaminates the sterile field while a dressing change?

Which action contaminates the sterile field while a dressing change?

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A. Holding sterile objects above the waist
B. Pouring solution onto a sterile field cloth
C. Leaving a 1″ (2.5-cm) EDGE around the sterile field
D. Opening the outermost flap of a sterile package away from the body

This question is part of basic physical care (part 1)

Asked by Colton, Last updated: Aug 05, 2020

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C.Mila

C.Mila

Answered May 01, 2018

Pouring solution onto a sterile field cloth

While applying or evolving dressings, an aseptic technique is utilized as a part of request to abstain from bringing diseases into an injury. Regardless of whether an injury is as of now contaminated, an aseptic technique ought to be utilized as it is essential that no further disease is presented.

The medicinal services supplier picks the proper sterile technique and essential supplies in view of the clinical state of the patient, the reason for the injury, the sort of dressing method, the objective of care, and agency policy.

Agency policy will decide the sort of wound cleansing solution, however sterile ordinary saline and sterile water are the solutions of decision for cleansing wounds and ought to be at room temperature to help wound recuperating.

For more mind boggling wounds with deferred recuperating, disinfectant solutions, for example, povidone iodine or chlorhexidene might be utilized for cleansing in view of agency policy and the suggestion of an injury clinician or doctor.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Pouring solution onto a sterile field cloth-rationale: pouring solution onto a sterile field cloth contaminates the sterile field because moisture penetrating the cloth can carry microorganisms to the sterile field via capillary action. holding sterile objects above the waist, leaving a 1 edge around the sterile field, and opening the outermost flap of a sterile package away from the body maintain the sterile field.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: safety and infection controlcognitive level: knowledgereference: ellis, j.r., and bentz, p.m. modules for basic nursing skills, 7th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins,
 

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