Caregivers hands are some of the most important tools utilized during the care of a patient. However, hands can also be one of the most dangerous tools if they are not properly prepped before a procedure. Handwashing is one of the simplest ways to control infection in both clinical and non-clinical areas.
The 3rd year Obstetrics and Gynecological medical students will join the 3rd Year Surgical medical students for a 'Scrub, Gown, Glove' education being held in the Simulated Operating Room on Monday, July 3. Students will learn the importance of each step and why one step is done before the others. Attendees will utilize the surgical scrub sink to practice washing and drying their hands and arms prior to a procedure. They will then review the proper steps involved in putting on gloves and a surgical gown all while maintaining the sterile field. Ultimately, the main goal of these steps is infection prevention.
All Memorial Health System employees have a Basic Infection Prevention CBL required annually. Just because we aren't prepping for surgery doesn't mean we can't help control the spread of infection within the health system.