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Sylvurphlame t1_j1zbc82 wrote

They give them food in the OR itself? As opposed to having a first assist take over while they step out for that quick snack or pee break?

I cannot imagine infection control being cool with that.


Equal-Dinner t1_j1zdv3k wrote

they do, but is not like they would eat cookies which would crumble, but yes. The OR is clean but not completely sterile, what's sterile is the tools, instruments, operating bed and some other things that go in direct contact with the patient. So like a bonbon is not that weird. Plus, they don't feed them while being directly over the patient.


fastbullets t1_j20h33c wrote

Absolutely. Much greater risk of contamination by having a surgeon scrub out and back in, open doors, etc.