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