Maintaining A Sterile Field
by Cathy Parkes July 16, 2021 Updated: December 29, 2021
Key points about maintaining a sterile field:
- 1" edge of field is NOT sterile, discard any item that comes in contact with this area.
- Never turn your back on, reach across, or walk away from a sterile field.
- Any object held below the waist is consider non-sterile.
- Any sterile item that comes in contact with moisture is considered non-sterile.
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