• 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.
Step 1: Opening Glove Bag
Step 2: Opening Inner Glove Packaging
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 4: Opening Towels
WARNING: Be sure to not touch the towels, as they are sterile.
Step 5: Starting Scrub
Notice it has three parts: nail pick, finger brush, and sponge.
Step 6: Cleaning Under Nails
WARNING: Be careful not to press too hard to prevent cutting yourself.
Run the brush over your fingertips for 30 strokes. A complete stroke is both the upward and downward motion.
Complete procedure for both hands.
Step 8: Cleaning Hand
•First clean your palm: hold the sponge against your palms surface and make 30 complete circles.
•Next, hold the sponge vertically against the side of your hand and do 20 complete vertical strokes; up and down is considered one.
•Now, do the same between all fingers, 20 complete vertical strokes.
•Next, clean the other edge of your hand by doing 20 complete strokes.
•Finish with 20 complete circles on the back of your hand, similar to what you did on your palm.
Step 9: Cleaning of Arms
Imagine dividing your arm into three sections; wrist, forearm and elbow. Pretend your arm has four sides, top, left, right and back.
Starting at the wrist, scrub the top area for 20 complete strokes. Now do same for left, right and back sides.
Now move to the forearm region. Do the exact same as wrist; 20 strokes on top followed by 20 on left, right and back sides.
Finish with the elbow region doing the exact same procedure as wrist and forearm.
WARNING: When cleaning elbow region, be careful not to touch the sleeve or your shirt as it will contaminate your hands.
Step 10: Repeat for Left Hand and Arm!
Step 11: Rinsing of Soap
When rinsing off the soap, the goal is to have everything run from your fingertips to your elbows. This is essential in keeping your hands sterile.
Point your fingers and bend your arm. In a sweeping motion, first have water remove soap from fingers, then wrists and then your arms. After doing one arm, repeat procedure for the other arm.
WARNING: Make sure to not touch the sink basin, as it is unclean and you are sterile. Be careful to not fall or strain yourself if trying to turn faucet on with your foot. Instead of this option, ask someone to do it for you or leave the faucet on the entire time you're preforming scrub.
Step 12: Drying Hands and Arms
Grab top towel and let it unfold, making sure it does not touch your body or the table. Clutch top part in one hand and use other hand to grab the danging end to dry your arm . Drop used towel to ground and pick up second towel in wet hand. Use same procedure.
Step 13: Applying Gloves
Using your gloved hand, slide your fingers between the fingers and the cuff fold--effectively holding it upside-down. Now pull it over your left hand. Once your fingers are inside, pull the cuff down over your wrist.
Now that your left hand is fully gloved, use this hand to pull the cuff down off the thumb and over your wrist. You had to wait to do this so that your hand would not touch the outside of the glove; this technique helps to keep them sterile.