Healthcare support workers and the scrubbed role.

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Authors: Hind, M.

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Journal: British Journal of Perioperative Nursing

Volume: 11

Pages: 262-268

ISSN: 1467-1026

The scrub role during surgery is clearly important and is currently dominated by nurses and operating department practitioners (ODPs). Recently, there has been discussion about whether this role could be undertaken by healthcare support workers (HCSWs). This article by Martin Hind reports on a survey of operating theatre nurses, where little support was found for allowing HCSWs to develop into a scrubbed role. The professional and legal issues to role boundaries are also discussed and the article illustrates that, despite the lack of nursing support for such a development, the issue is far from resolved. Recommendations are made for further discussion and deliberation as well as a review of all roles within the operating department.

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Authors: Hind, M.

Journal: Br J Perioper Nurs

Volume: 11

Issue: 6

Pages: 262-268

ISSN: 1467-1026

The scrubbed role is highly valued amongst many theatre nurses. A survey by Roberts (1989) found that 61.9% of 147 nurses stated that they preferred the scrubbed role to an anaesthetic role (4.8%). There is more recent evidence that nursing still dominates the scrubbed role, with over 50% of 108 nurses surveyed stating that they only worked in the scrubbed area of the operating department (Hind 1997).

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Authors: Hind, M.

Journal: British journal of perioperative nursing : the journal of the National Association of Theatre Nurses

Volume: 11

Issue: 6

Pages: 262-268

ISSN: 1467-1026

The scrubbed role is highly valued amongst many theatre nurses. A survey by Roberts (1989) found that 61.9% of 147 nurses stated that they preferred the scrubbed role to an anaesthetic role (4.8%). There is more recent evidence that nursing still dominates the scrubbed role, with over 50% of 108 nurses surveyed stating that they only worked in the scrubbed area of the operating department (Hind 1997).

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Authors: Hind, M.

Journal: British journal of perioperative nursing : the journal of the National Association of Theatre Nurses

Volume: 11

Issue: 6

Pages: 262-268

ISSN: 1467-1026

The scrubbed role is highly valued amongst many theatre nurses. A survey by Roberts (1989) found that 61.9% of 147 nurses stated that they preferred the scrubbed role to an anaesthetic role (4.8%). There is more recent evidence that nursing still dominates the scrubbed role, with over 50% of 108 nurses surveyed stating that they only worked in the scrubbed area of the operating department (Hind 1997).

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