Gowning and Gloving the Surgeon

 

The nature of the procedures performed at our organization does not necessitate the use of sterile technique. Sterile draping, gloving and technique is not used during endoscopic procedures and endoscopic instrument reprocessing. High level disinfection is used for endoscopic instrument reprocessing. 


 
LEVEL II:  GOWNING AND GLOVING PHYSICIAN
 
1.  Sterile towel is offered.
 
2.  Scrub assistant offers unfolded gown with the inside 
    facing the surgeon. 
 
3.  Clinical Coordinator assists physician into gown; by 
    reaching inside at the shoulders and under arm seam and 
    tugging slightly. (Secure gown prevents the shedding of 
    bacteria to sterile fields.)  Gown is fastened at neck 
    edge and inner waist string.
 
4.  Gloves are offered with thumb facing the surgeon, making 
    a wide, round, cuffed opening.
 
5.  The assistant holds wrap-around tie while the surgeon 
    turns.  Tie is sterile.   Assistant completes the donning 
    of sterile gown on surgeon.
 
6.  The surgeon secures the tie at the waist.
 
Approved By Governing Board    
PP.33.1    
Control #120.0
GUPTA GASTRO