Quote from Marie_LPN
We really haven't had much of an issue with medications being on a sterile fields, since it's the MDA who usually does all the medicating. The only time we have something on the field would be if we had to do a section with local (emergent) and that would be with Lidocaine. But if the case is done with local, then two nurses (no tec) would be scrubbed on the case, so who's drawing it up isn't a problem.
What is this surgeon's response to the state law about scrub techs not drawing up meds?
Thank you! I am getting the advice of an experienced expert.
Actually I like his response, but management does not. He says he wants a nurse scrubbing. It sounds good to me.
They do the C-sections in an OR in L&D.
The regular operating rooms are on another floor. The L&D nurses recover the patients.
I don't even know what medications they are discussing.
Just because they have done it a certain way doesn't mean there can't be improvements.
I'm just trying to find some organization with a policy & procedure.
I'm showing my ignorance now. What is an MDA?