well marylynknowles, I have done hearts at 2 different hospitals and one hospital did it with the circle doing the betadine scrub then dry and the scrub tech doing the betadine paint.
the other hospital the circle did entire prep. it was a complicated prep but when you think about it, it was a good prep.
the circle first prepped the chest to umbilicus, then changed gloves and did the legs to the groin. then changed gloves and did the groin. then using an alcohol soaked lap sponge, total of 5 laps. 2 on the chest area, one for each leg and one for the groin. (changing gloves inbetween chest , legs and for the groin) then the circle did the betadine paint, using the same technique as the betadine scrub. is that clear as mud??????????