Surgical Asepsis

Surgical Asepsis - Surgical Asepsis Sterile techniques to...

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Surgical Asepsis u Sterile techniques to eliminate all microorganisms, including pathogens and spores t Used during procedure that require intentional perforation of the client’s skin t When the client’s kin integrity is broken from surgical incision or burns t During procedures that involve insertion of catheters or surgical instruments into sterile body cavities t Inserting IV or urinary catheters t Suctioning the tracheobronchial airway t Reapplying sterile dressings t Client prep involves: o Nurse explains how procedure is to be performed and what the client can do to avoid contaminating sterile items (avoid sudden movements refrain from touching sterile supplies, avoid coughing, sneezing, or talking over a sterile area) o Make sure client’s immediate needs are met before o Help client assume the most comfortable position Principles of Surgical Asepsis: u a sterile object remain sterile only when touched by another sterile object t only sterile objects may be placed on a sterile field
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course NURS 120 taught by Professor Rominowski during the Spring '08 term at Lady of the Lake.

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