touching anything with your hands and arms. Gowning technique is shown in figure 5-1 and performed as follows:
Pick up the sterile towel that has been wrapped with your gown. Touch only the towel.
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.