The scrub sink is a necessary rite of passage for the performance of surgery. My time at the scrub sink is an opportunity to collect my thoughts, focus on the case and become centered in the present moment. I do my best to marshal enough positive energy so when I hit the OR door, I become a beacon of optimism and cheerfulness. For others, the scrub sink means far more (or less):
Cutting Remarks - Hanging Out at the Scrub Sink
You can learn a lot from the way someone performs the hand and arm scrub.
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