Scrubbing up for Orthopaedic Procedures: Preparation and Role of the Scrub Nurse


This lecture looks at the duties of the scrub nurse in detail in orthopaedic theatre nursing. It discusses scrubbing up and gloving and also draping and assisting in theatre. It takes a close look at instruments used in orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic surgery itself.

Learning Outcomes

  • Confidence in scrubbing up, gloving up and assisting in orthopaedic surgery
  • Understanding of and confidence with orthopaedic instrumentation



Alison Mann BSc(Hons) Dip HE CVN RVN

Peer review:

Helen Jenkins FdSc RVN

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