scrub nurse


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scrub nurse

n.
A specially trained nurse who directly assists a surgeon during an operation.
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Noun1.scrub nurse - a nurse who helps a surgeon prepare for surgeryscrub nurse - a nurse who helps a surgeon prepare for surgery
nurse - one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
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Mark Quealy, scrub nurse, discovers a historical coincidence--his grandfather worked in a WWI wound dressing station.
The whistleblower said:"While the staff were preparing a patient for heart surgery in one of the theatres, this patient suffered a cardiac arrest so normal procedures were followed, the arrest alarm was activated and, while the doctor and nurses were working on the patient, the scrub nurse was sent to see why there was no response to the arrest alarm.
The whistleblower said: "While the staff were preparing a patient for heart surgery in one of the theatres, this patient suffered a cardiac arrest so normal procedures were followed, the arrest alarm was activated and, while the doctor and nurses were working on the patient, the scrub nurse was sent to see why there was no response to the arrest alarm.
The scrub nurse at Llandough Hospital with 24 years' experience, was responsible for making sure all pieces of equipment used during operations were accounted for.
Saucer-eyed Scrub Nurse quickly threw on my surgical garb, and the OR team parted to give me access to the bloody mess.
Our scrub nurse had some bad gas--don't ever trust the cafeteria's tacos
The surgical team also included a scrub nurse, anesthesiologist, and one or two circulating nurses.
Last ever patient, Christopher Holmes from Prestatyn, underwent cataract surgery by surgeon Mr David Saunders and scrub nurse Sister Alwenna Shacklady HM Stanley Eye Unit, St Asaph, staff pictured on the final day (yesterday) Pics: ROBERT PARRY JONES
Each surgery seemed similar to the last--the surgeon and scrub nurse put on the same cotton surgical gowns that had been washed and autoclaved from the previous day's surgeries.
Halsted's scrub nurse but soon developed a severe contact dermatitis of her hands, which led to Halsted's request of the Goodyear Rubber Company to make for her special rubber gloves, which were successful.
Former scrub nurse Karen Hall, aged 47, claimed she was constructively dismissed from her job at Selly Oak Hospital after she alleged senior staff ignored her claims of malpractice.
Often when people think of theatre nurses, the scrub nurse role comes to mind but this is just one of the roles we undertake--we do so much more than this.