Sleeves in the OR - page 2

Recently at work we have begun to implement the new AORN standards including wearing jackets in the OR around open sterile supplies. I as a circulator don't generally have an issue with new... Read More

  1. by   Fun2RN,BSN
    Jacket sleeves can be pushed up for prepping, and still hang down so far that the prepped area gets contaminated. I am not an advocate of jackets while prepping. I understand the dead skin side of the story, but my bare arms are not over the sterile field. If I'm scrubbing, my arms are covered.

    The AORN, and medline I believe, is now introducing a long-sleeve scrub that can be worn in the OR. (No, I'm not a rep, or have stock, etc, but I really do like the idea of those scrub tops for the circulators, over pushed up jacket sleeves.)
  2. by   shodobe
    Ever think about taking off your jacket prior to doing thing around patients or washing your hands, etc... Kind of a no brainer don't you think?
  3. by   orthotime
    So shedding a little hair and skin is better than shedding a lot? I guess so but taking the jacket off at your convenience does not adhere to AORN guidelines and defeats the purpose. The tight long sleeve shirt under scrubs that never needs to be pushed up while inside the operating room does seems like a better solution to me.
    Last edit by orthotime on Mar 22, '13