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Hip With the Times - July 2017 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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d. Every effort should be made to preserve and maintain sterility, both in terms of timing and location. 2. True or false? When identical surgeries are being performed back to back in the same OR, it's permissible to open sterile supplies for 2 patients at a time. False. It's never permissible to open sterile supplies for more than one patient. 3. In the event of an unanticipated delay after a sterile field is created, it ______ . a. must be taken apart and set up again later b. can remain as is for up to 2 hours c. may be covered with a sterile drape d. must be monitored by someone in the OR until it is ready to be used c. This represents a relatively recent change in recommended proto- col. Evidence now suggests that covering the field may actually pre- serve sterility. 4. What is the goal of draping? a. to isolate the surgical site from exogenous microorganisms b. to isolate the surgical site from the patient's own endogenous flora c. to create a sterile barrier between the patient's skin and the sterile area d. all of the above d. Isolating the surgical site from other areas of the patient's body and 6 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U L Y 2 0 1 7

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