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field

 [fēld]
1. an area or open space, as an operative field or visual field.
2. a range of specialization in knowledge, study, or occupation.
3. in embryology, the developing region within a range of modifying factors.
auditory field the space or range within which stimuli will be perceived as sound.
disturbed energy field a nursing diagnosis defined as a disruption of the flow of energy surrounding a person's being that results in disharmony of the body, mind, and/or spirit.
energy field the flow of energy surrounding a person.
extended field in radiation therapy, such as for malignant lymphoma, an area of irradiation beyond the involved field. See also under irradiation.
high-power field the area of a slide visible under the high magnification system of a microscope.
individuation field a region in which an organizer influences adjacent tissue to become a part of a total embryo.
inverted Y field in radiation therapy, such as for malignant lymphoma, a circumscribed area of irradiation below the diaphragm, covering the spleen, extending down the midline, and branching inferiorly to form tails across the inguinal areas.
involved field in radiation therapy, such as for malignant lymphoma, the irradiated area when irradiation has been limited to sites of detectable macroscopic disease. See also under irradiation.
low-power field the area of a slide visible under the low magnification system of a microscope.
magnetic field that portion of space about a magnet in which its action is perceptible.
mantle field in radiation therapy, such as for malignant lymphoma, a circumscribed area of irradiation around the shoulders and chest, including the neck, clavicular regions, axillae, and mediastinum. See also under irradiation.
morphogenetic field an embryonic region out of which definite structures normally develop.
operating field (operative field) an isolated area where surgery is performed; it must be kept sterile by aseptic techniques (see surgical asepsis). Called also surgical field.
sterile field an operative field that is properly sterile according to surgical asepsis. It includes having all furniture and equipment covered with sterile drapes and all personnel being properly attired.
surgical field operative field.
visual field (F) (vf) the area within which stimuli will produce the sensation of sight with the eye in a straight-ahead position.

sterile field

1 a specified area, such as within a tray or on a sterile towel, that is considered free of microorganisms.
2 an area immediately around a patient that has been prepared for a surgical procedure. The sterile field includes the scrubbed team members, who are properly attired, and all furniture and fixtures in the area.

sterile field

Surgery A 'clean' environment that surrounds an incision, and relatively free of microorganisms, in particular bacteria; the SF is inhabited by the surgeon(s), scrub nurses, and occasionally, physicians in training. See Dirty wound.

sterile field

area within operating theatre/clinic within which only sterile equipment can be used, and into which only those personnel who have gone through surgical scrubbing and the gowning process can enter
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Each sterile, ready-to-use package contains eight PRO-Stays and is packed in a Tyvek(r) peel-pouch for easy delivery to the sterile field.
The consumable-based system, used within the sterile field, "dialyzes" off everything but the purified fat tissue without centrifugation or other methods.
The space in the OR's sterile field is not only limited, but also in increasing demand as more and more devices are continually brought into this space.
The PureGraft technology enables the physician to purify a fat graft and remove excess 'graft fluid' in a controllable manner on the sterile field.
The Company's first product, the FirmGrip(TM) System, is a soft, mini-midline catheter maintained in a complete sterile field to help prevent contamination during insertion -- potentially removing the need for an external sterile field (draping) -- with proprietary Flexicath features to facilitate the insertion procedure.
The health care professional removes the hemostatic pad from the packaging and places it into the sterile field using sterile technique.
uses wireless technology, removing the need for cables to cross the sterile field, introducing fewer variables and making the entire procedure faster and easier.
Large image display providing easy visualization of targeted vessels and surrounding anatomy -- Touchscreen display with intuitive and straightforward user interface -- Scan operation controls on the probe itself allowing maintenance of sterile field -- Visualization of depth to 6cm with excellent resolution and accuracy -- Software tools including calipers for measuring vessel size and needle guide overlay to provide direction to intended vessel
The unique feature of the Pall sterile cord blood collection bag is its sterile packaging and the fact it was the first FDA approved cord blood collection bag for use in an operating room sterile field.
This product also contains wireless capability that is designed to save physicians time during implant by allowing device programming during wound closure while also eliminating the need for the wand in the sterile field.