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scrub

Emergency medicine verb To cleanse vigorously as required in emergency treatment of MVAs/RTAs in which wounds are ‘dirty’, deep, bloody, and studded with gravel, glass, debris, and dirt
Surgery noun The formal preoperative hand washing ritual that is a prerequisite for performing an invasive procedure in a body cavity
verb To perform the ritual of the scrub

scrub

noun The formal preoperative hand washing ritual that is a sine qua non prerequisite for performing an invasive procedure in a body cavity Rules of scrubbing
1. Work from distal–fingertips to proximal.
2. Complete scrubbing before rinsing.
3. Let water drain off elbow. Cf Scrubs. verb 1. To perform the holy ritual of the scrub noun 2. To cleanse vigorously as required in emergency treatment of MVAs in which wounds are 'dirty', deep, bloody, and studded with gravel, glass, debris, dirt, and sundry schmutz.

scrub

a habitat in which shrubs predominate.

scrub

1. low trees and bushes. Called also browse. Edible enough for livestock to graze them especially when more conventional feed is short. Lopping of this material for feeding is a husbandry practice in some arid zones. Lends itself to indigestion in ruminants because of its indigestibility, especially if it is the main article of diet.
2. to cleanse by vigorous scrubbing with a brush. See also surgical scrub (below).

scrub animal
one from grade parents, non-descript and not showing the predominant characteristics of any breed. Generally applied to agricultural animals.
scrub ironbark
brideliaexalta, B. leichhardtii.
scrub-itch mite
scrub kurrajong
pimeleamicrocephala, P. pauciflora.
scrub-up
see scrub (2).
scrub suit
the outer, protective clothing worn by operating room personnel. Usually specially prepared within the hospital's sterilizing facility to minimize contamination in the surgical suite.
surgical scrub
the ritualistic presurgical preparation of hands and arms by surgeons and their assistants. Includes thorough, vigorous and systematic cleaning with a brush of all skin surfaces. Persons prepared in this manner are then considered 'scrubbed-up', ready to take part in the surgical procedure, and are not allowed to touch any nonsterile surfaces.
scrub tick
see ixodesholocyclus.
scrub typhus
a disease of humans transmitted by Trombicula akamushi and resident in rodents which serve as reservoirs. Called also Japanese river fever, tsutsugamushi disease.
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Remove any arrows still in the carcass, and scrub away all visible blood with water and paper towels.
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Besides identifying structural problems such as cracked masonry and broken flue tiles, Weber said professionals will scrub away flammable creosote deposits that build up and sometimes lead to chimney fires.
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Already this year, the council has pledged to wash down certain city centre streets every night to scrub away grime, and target takeaways blamed for litter outside their premises.
Children and grown ups can also scrub away in the laundry and try out the back breaking chore of cleaning the kitchen floor with a donkey - an antiquated floor scrubber.
Her message to take to heart is vital ( don't step into the shower or the bath and scrub away the terror of the attack.