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J U L Y 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 6 3 N o matter what kind of surgical environment you're working in, maintaining the sterile field is critical for patient safety and to prevent surgical complications, including infections. Since barriers work only as well as the people employing them, it's helpful to make sure all team members are up to date on aseptic technique and under- stand the principles involved. Here's a 16-question quiz to test your team's barrier protection know-how. 1. The sterile field should ______ . a. be prepared as close as possible to the time of use b. be prepared in the location where it will be used c. not be moved once it's prepared d. all of the above Is your staff fully protected from harmful fluids and chemicals? Sallie Jo Rivera, APN, FNP-BC, MSN, CIC | Augusta, Ga. Take Our Barrier Protection Quiz • GO HEAVY Err on the side of extra protection if you don't know which level of personal protective equipment to wear.

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