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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Surgical Hand Scrub

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This is particularly critical in the OR environment since infection is the most common complication experienced during post-operative wound healing.

Duration 14 min
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The purpose of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to perform proper hand scrubbing techniques.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify how the surgical hand scrub works to break the chain of infection
  • Identify the various substances used for surgical hand scrub
  • Describe the various methods used during the surgical hand scrub
  • Describe the guidelines for maintaining proper fingernail hygiene
  • List conditions and injuries that can prevent one from performing surgical hand scrub and working in the OR, such as cuts, scratches, burns and other wounds
  • Describe precautions to avoid conditions and injuries that will prevent performing surgical hand scrub and working in the OR
  • Perform a 5-minute surgical hand scrub
  • Perform the two different techniques of the traditional scrub
  • Distinguish between the traditional scrub and the short scrub
Series Overview

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This is particularly critical in the OR environment since infection is the most common complication experienced during post-operative wound healing. This series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place, and the techniques and work practices nurses must employ to prevent this from occurring.

The programs in this series are:
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Surgical Hand Scrub
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Skin Prep
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Creating and Maintaining the Sterile Field

This series is designated for a total of 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Updated Info:

These programs have been revised to accurately reflect the latest aseptic practice guidelines from the AORN.

Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 14 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
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