Human hands are the most important instruments for caring. Hands have the potential to function as both a portal and a transmitter of infection. Hand transmission is critical in the spread of disease-causing viruses, germs, pathogens, and nosocomial infections in general. Handwashing is the most fundamental way of infection control, although it is rarely practiced when it is required.
In hospitals, surgical site infections are a common source of nosocomial infections. Risk factors for nosocomial infections include personnel's hand hygiene/antisepsis, decontamination practices, and adherence to universal precautions.
Techniques for Surgical Scrubs
Before entering the operating suite, all members of the sterile team should clean their hands and arms. The scrub's main premise is to thoroughly wash the hands before washing from a clean region to a less clean area. The bush should be approached in a methodical manner to guarantee good technique.
Scrub treatments can be carried out in two different ways. A numbered stroke technique assigns a specific number of brush strokes to each finger, palm, back of the hand, and arm. A timed scrub is another alternative; depending on the facility process, each scrub should last between three and five minutes.
The steps for the timed five-minute scrub are as follows: