touching anything with your hands and arms.
Gowning technique is shown in figure 5-1 and per-
formed as follows:
Pick up the sterile towel that has been
wrapped with your gown. Touch only the
Dry one hand and arm, starting at the
hand and ending at the elbow, with one
end of the towel. Dry the other hand and
arm with the opposite end of the towel.
Drop the towel.
Pick up the gown in such a manner that
hands touch only the inside surface at the
neck and shoulder seams.
Allow the gown to unfold downward in
front of you.
Locate the arm holes and place both hands
in the sleeves, holding your arms out and
slightly up as you slip your arms into the
sleeves. Another person (circulator) who is
not scrubbed will pull your gown on as you
extend your hands through the gown cuffs.