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Sterile Surgical Scrub--Scrub like a Surgeon!

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Your child just obtained an injury and is bleeding. You have been dicing raw chicken and you know you need to clean your hands before helping, but how do you know if you eliminated all the bacteria? With running water and only three supplies, you can ensure complete cleanliness every time.

Supplies needed:
          • Sterile gloves
          • Sterile towels
          • Sterile scrub brush

A variety of brands can be purchased online through vendors such as Amazon and MooreMedical and also in larger stores such as Wal-Mart and Target.

Pricing can vary depending on suppier, but on average, product costs are estimated as follows:
          • $18 per box of 50 sterile gloves
          • $19 for a 25 pack of sterile towels
          • $30 per box of 30 sterile scrub brush

This averages to $2 for each total scrub.
 
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Step 1: Opening Glove Bag

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Open outer plastic sleeve and remove the folded paper inside, making sure to leave the paper folded in half. This ensures you are only touching the paper and not the gloves--keeping them sterile.

Step 3:

The paper is folded along the top and bottom. Start with the bottom fold and open the paper, exposing the gloves.
As the paper lays flat, crimp the upper and lower outer edges with your fingers; this keeps the paper flat.

WARNING: Do not touch the gloves! They are sterile and will become contaminated if you touch before you scrub.

Step 5: Starting Scrub

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Open packaging and remove brush.

Notice it has three parts: nail pick, finger brush, and sponge.
ipod12341 year ago
Nooooooo!!! Leave Cy alone. He didn't do anything to you. Go Cyclones!!!!!!
That's pretty sweet, my father actually sells medical supplies so there is always boxes of medical-grade equipment handy whenever it's needed and I grew up learning darn quickly that injuries and tools you use to clean them (including your hands) need to be as clean as possible. If you really wanted to create an amazing med-kit for those nasty injuries you may also want to try to get your hands on these small pouches that contain sterile stitching utensils and small boxes that contain a few hundred alcohol swabs to clean cuts.

It's also nice to see someone else out there likes making sure they do not take any chances with infection.
rubiksnerd1 year ago
Nice job! I can't wait to begin surgery on my cat.