Why do surgeons put their hands up after scrubbing?

 In TELI Diary

TELI is working with Department of Surgery to produce a series of video clips on medical demonstration of different specialties.

Why do surgeons put their hands up after scrubbing? Surgical scrubbing is the removal of the germs and bacteria as possible from the bare hands and arms. After scrubbing, keep both hands above waist and below neckline. Keep them in view at all times. Scrubbed hands and arms are considered contaminated once they fall below waist level. On the other hand, surgical gowning and gloving provide a barrier between the patient and healthcare provider.

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