Definition of scrub nurse in English:

scrub nurse

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noun

  • A nurse who handles sterile equipment while assisting a surgeon during a surgical operation.
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    • One difference is that most Taiwanese hospitals continue to have an RN circulating nurse and scrub nurse for each surgical patient.
    • For example, advanced neurosurgery requires a neurosurgeon, an anesthesiologist, a neurophysiologist, a scrub nurse, and various nurses assuming other roles.
    • During the clinical phase with preceptors, one of the new nurses pointed out that a scrub nurse was using suture packages to rectify an incorrect needle count.

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