Under what occassion does flipping of items in theOR Be acceptable?
Could you clarify your inquiry regarding "flipping of items" in the OR? Are you referring to instruments and returning them to the sterile processing department for decontamination and sterilization between cases?
What I meant is tossing instruments on the sterile field.
Ahh. Got it now. Thanks for clarifying.
I think the accepted practice is to never drop anything into a sterile field that may puncture the plastic table drape or could be damaged.
I take it you're having an issue where someone is doing so. What is their reply when you expressed your concern?
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