How to wear a surgical gown?


The First step After entering the operating room, put your hands in front of you and stand close to the scrub nurse or scrub tech. They will open a sterile towel and lay it over one of your hands. Step away from the scrub nurse and use the towel to dry yourself. First, you should dry your fingers, then both of your palms and the backs of your hands. Then dry your wrists and finally your forearms.

Second Step After drying both hands and arms, then grasp the doctor gown and step into an area where the gown may be opened without risk of contamination. Put both hands into armholes. Hold the gown away from the body, and allow it to unfold completely.


Third Step Slip both hands and forearms into armholes and sleeves; keep hands at shoulder level and away from the body. 


Fourth Step If you are open glove donning, pull cuff to thumb level. If you are closed glove donning, push the hands to the edge of the cuff.


Fifth Step The circulating nurse should pull the gown over shoulders, touching only the inside of the gown. 


Sixth Step The circulating nurse should arrange hook and loop fixation. 


Seventh Step The circulating nurse should tie the inner belt of the gown. 


Eighth Step Then don gloves. After gloving, grasp the belt card with both hands, separate the left outer belt from the belt card and keep the belt in the left hand. 


Ninth Step Hand the belt card to the circulating nurse, then make a three-fourth turn to the left while the circulating nurse extends the outer belt to its full length. 


Tenth Retrieve the outer belt by pulling it out of the belt card held by the circulating nurse and tie it together with the other outer belt on the left-hand side.