Hello, I am not an operating room nurse and some of the sterile technique info i learned in school is a little fuzzy.
My question contains a couple of components.
1. If a sterile drape is cut does that break the sterile field and need to be re-draped?
2. If it does not then if a double gloved surgeon reached through the hole to the elbow and then brought their arm back through the hole wouldn't that cause a contaminating break?
3. If those previous actions did not cause a break and the surgeon removed first glove layer and proceded with surgery wouldn't his arm be contaminated also?
Has anyone ever seen this practice?
Any input or opinions would be very appreciated.