Role of the Scrub and the circulating nurses @ Operating Room


1. Gathering all equipment for the procedure.

2. Preparing all supplies and instrument using sterile technique.

3. Maintaining sterility within the sterile field during surgery.

4. Handling instruments and supplies during surgery.


1. Ensuring all equipment is working properly

2. Guaranteeing sterility of instruments and supplier.

3. Assisting with positioning.

4. Monitoring the room and team members for breaks in sterile technique.

5. Assisting anesthesia personnel with induction physiologic monitoring.

6. Handling specimen.

7. Coordinating activities with other department such as radiology and pathology.

8. Documenting care provided.

9. Minimizing conversation and traffic with in the operating room suit.


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