I am a OR nurse by trade but moved to an educator role and my service lines include OR, SSCU, PACU, SPD, and Radiology. I am learning so much every day and want to make sure that as I observe and do the education I don't come in blazing but learn about practices that ensure patient safety (sterile technique, attire, etc). One of the things I'd like to hear from you is:
What type of set up is done by the scrub RN or Techs getting ready or doing the case?
Gloves, mask, cap only or full gloves, mask, cap and gowns
I also ask as we are converting one of the interventional suites to a restricted area until a hybrid OR is made so I am working on the guidelines and have done some teaching on attire, technique, traffic and the impact during non-stent/OR type cases for them is pretty big so I want to make sure I/we are doing it based on EBM and not just because the OR does.
Thank you so much in advance.