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all articles in a sterile field must be sterile.
two
sterile field is created as close as possible to time of use, sterile items are opend as close to the time of use as possible, and sterile areas and items are kept continuously in view.
three
a sterile barrier that has been compromised (punctured, fluid strike-through) is considered contaminated
four
contaiminated items must be removed from sterile areas immediately
five
the edges of a sterile container are considered non-sterile once the package is opend.
six
surgical gowns are considered sterile above the waist,(table level) below the shoulders, and in front to 2 inches above the elbows.
seven
table tops are consdered sterile on the top out to their edges
eight
non-sterile items or personnel must not cross above a sterile area
nine
sterile persons touch only sterile items or areas: non-sterile persons touch only non-sterile items or areas.
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non-sterile person avoid reaching over sterile field; sterile persons avoid leaning over non-sterile area
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only sterile items and personnel may enter a sterile area and must not contact non-sterile items and peronnel or enter a non-sterile area
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movement or personnel or items within a sterile area must not contaiminate the sterile fields. Maintaine an adequate margin of safety between sterile and non-sterile items and personnel.
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All items, and area of questionable sterileity must be considerd non-sterile and avoided or discarded
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move sterile field to sterile field. never expose an non-sterile field to a sterile field. move back to back when moving around table. do not shake out any textiles, do not stir the air.