Surgical Draping: Evidence-based Practices

Product Details
Product ID: 1997
Year Produced: 2019
Length: 17 min.
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After completing this study guide and viewing the accompanying video, the perioperative registered nurses (RNs) and other perioperative team members will have increased their knowledge of evidence-based, best practices for draping the surgical patient. The perioperative RN will be able to apply these practices in the clinical setting to help minimize the risk for infections and to promote patient safety.

The participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the rationale for using sterile drapes to establish the sterile field
  • Evaluate materials and design when selecting drapes
  • Describe methods for draping equipment that is used within or adjacent to the sterile field
  • Demonstrate basic surgical draping techniques
  • Demonstrate evidence-based, best clinical practices for draping patients in preparation for specific types of surgery