There has been a debate in the OR where I work with regards to the positioning of the scrub nurse in relation to sterile trolleys intraoperatively. What do you do in your hospital? Where do you stand in relation to the trolleys and what are the official recommendations??!!
Sep 30, '06
We use sterile Mayo trays on orthopedic arthroplasty cases (because of the heavy insrumentation), we set these on the mayo stand after it's been draped. Other cases, we have a non-sterile tray that sits on the mayo stand (trolley) and we put the drape cover OVER the non-sterile tray, the cover the top with cloth towels.
This stand (trolley) is usually pulled in over top of the pt.'s legs, the back table behind it. The stand (trolley) is to the side of the scrub, the other side of the scrub is the person assisting the surgeon.
Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Sep 30, '06
Oct 1, '06
The tray for our totals stays at the end of the bed, to allow clearance for the limb when 'testing' the trial prostheses. The table, oh heck let's see if i can "draw" a picture, because i know i won't explain this so that it can be pictured. This example is for a left total knee set-up:
Now, from this picture it can be seen that the scrub nurse has her back to the second table, but our second table is appx. 6-7 feet from the back.
Hope that made sense
Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Oct 1, '06
: Reason: the picture was WAAAAAY too big