Operating Room Attire.
Operating Room Attire consists of the scrub suit, head cover, mask and shoe with shoe cover. Along with these, sterile gown and sterile gloves are necessary to be worn in order to facilitate a sterile environment. Basically, the operating room attire provides effective barriers which prevent the dissemination of microorganisms to the patient as well as to protect personnel from infected patients.
Scrub suit is worn only in the operating suite.
HEAD COVER / SCRUB HAT
Head cover or scrub hat is used to cover the hair completely.
SHOES / SHOE COVER
Shoes must be clean and conductive, washable and soft – soled covered by clean shoe covers.
Mask is put on by all hospital personnel before coming into the operating room and it must be worn over nose and mouth.
Sterile gown are worn over the scrub attire
Sterile gloves are worn to complete the attire for the scrubbed team.