Archive December 2012 XIII, No. 12

Cutting Remarks - Hanging Out at the Scrub Sink

You can learn a lot from the way someone performs the hand and arm scrub.

John Kelly, IV, MD

showcase your personal style AT THE SINK The scrub sink is a great place to showcase your personal style.

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):

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