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b. The surgical staff will be dressed in special clothing with hats and masks. c. The operative suite will be very dark. d. Families are not allowed in the operating suite. e. The operating table or bed will be comfortable and soft. f. The nurses will be there to assist you through this process. ANS: A, B, D, F The operating suite itself is kept cool to decrease microbial growth, so it can be very cold to patients as they enter the suite, particularly with limited clothing. The surgical staff is dressed in special clothing, hats, and masks—all for infection control. Families are not allowed in the operating suite for several reasons, which include infection control and the emotional effect of seeing a loved one in that condition. The nurse is there as the coordinator and patient advocate during a surgical procedure. The rooms are very bright so everyone can see, and the operating table is very uncomfortable for the patient. 6. The nurse is using a preoperative checklist to assist in preparing a patient on the day of surgery. What will the checklist include? (Select all that apply.)
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7. The nurse is caring for a patient in the operating suite. The nurse assists in positioning the patient to (Select all that apply.)
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