SCRUB PRACTIONER EXPLAINED IN FEWER WORDS

If you are a nurse or someone who wants to experience the world inside the theatre room, then this may be one of the roles that you may experience.

Scrub practitioners are one of the highest in demand role today.

WHAT IS A SCRUB PRACTITIONER?

You as a scrub practitioner will serve as a support for the surgeon who is doing the surgery. You are to perform a surgical hand washing and put on a sterile gown and work alongside the surgeon



WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A SCRUB PRACTITIONER?

1.) You are to maintain the integrity of sterility of the entire field. In your best of ability, prepare the needed supplies and equipment and inform the surgeon if there is any issues.

2. ) You are also responsible in preparing the patient before the surgery and immediate care after the surgery.

3. ) Coordinate with the circulator for any additional supplies and equipment needed.

4. ) Do a surgical count during a closure of an organ or tissues and inform the surgeon if it is complete or there is any discrepancies.

5.) Confirm with the surgeon the name, description, and correct labelling of the specimen and sent it to the laboratory or wherever the surgeon instructed the specimen to be sent.

6.) Hand over the patient to the recovery room staff for continuity of care.

Scrubbing is scary at times but the fulfillment at the end of each day that you were able to safely care for your patient is a rewarding experience.



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