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sur·gi·cal scrub

(sŭrji-kăl skrŭb)
Systematic handwashing of fingernails, hands, and forearms before undertaking a surgical procedure.
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All participants in the study were informed of camera monitoring, but they were not informed that they were being monitored for surgical scrub duration during the initial four weeks.
"Despite a strict adherence to the aseptic protocol, the highest bacterial colony counts were found 30-90 minutes after the surgical scrub, possibly implicating the surgical scrub, as the weakest link of standard infection prophylaxis protocols," he added.
* Artificial nails of any type should not be worn by anyone undertaking a surgical scrub, due to the potential for increased microbial count.
While we have explored several aspects of surgical hand antisepsis we have not yet challenged the most fundamental question: is there any evidence to support the surgical scrub? I referred earlier in this article to Caroline Hampton, the scrub nurse who washed her hands with carbolic acid and mercuric chloride.
Manufactures of high quality stainless steel surgical scrub suits for the O.R toilet lavy combination fixtures for icu/ccu and thera-putic whirlpools for rehab.
By using Gibbs' Framework for Reflection (1988) I will endeavour to explain my perception of the developing role of the ASP within the operating department, reflecting on my own experiences during my time as a student surgical scrub practitioner.
Removing micro-organisms from the hands with an aqueous scrub requires performing a 'surgical scrub'.
This hand rub is a leave-on surgical scrub with efficacy that meets the performance criteria proposed by the FDA's TFM, without the negative effects sometimes associated with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG)-formulated leave-on products, such as being labeled eye irritants and/or ototoxic.
Triseptin Surgical Scrub has three key elements: a fast-acting active, a long-lasting preservative, and a surfactant that assists in the removal of dirt and organic debris, all combined in an emollient rich formula.