Tracheostomy dressing change
Postpartum perineal care
Central line dressing change
Picking up unused gauze from the central line dressing tray and dropping it on the table
Grasping the patients gown to move it out of the way
Tucking a drape under the patients hips using the inside of the drape cuff
Arranging the sterile supplies on the center of the sterile field
Is the preferred place to rest your sterile instruments so that can be picked up easily.
Is sterile, because it was inside the package with the gloves
Should extend over the edge of the table so the nurse won't touch the table by accident
Is not sterile 1 inch all the way around
Wash hand with soap and water using good hand-washing technique
Use the folded cuffs in the wrapper to open the sides fully
Open the wrapper fully, touching only the outer 1inch edge of the paper
Fold the first flap of the outer wrapper away from you
Pull both off from the inside edge, the nurse will wash their hands afterwards, so touching the gloves is not a concern.
Wash the gloved hands with soap and water before removing the gloves to remove blood or body fluids
Pull off the first glove by grasping slightly back from the wrist, turning it inside out, and wading the dirty glove into the still gloved hand.
Use clean tongs from the procedure tray to take them off so that the hands are not contaminated