Definition of Scrub nurse

1. Noun. A nurse who helps a surgeon prepare for surgery.

Generic synonyms: Nurse



Medical Definition of Scrub nurse

1. A nurse who has scrubbed arms and hands, donned sterile gloves and, usually, a sterile gown, and assists an operating surgeon, primarily by passing instruments. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrub Nurse

scrowled
scrowles
scrowling
scrowls
scrows
scroyle
scroyles
scrub
scrub-bird
scrub beefwood
scrub bird
scrub birds
scrub brush
scrub bull
scrub fowl
scrub nurse (current term)
scrub oak
scrub oaks
scrub palmetto
scrub pine
scrub plane
scrub robin
scrub robins
scrub typhus
scrub up
scrub wallabies
scrub wallaby
scrubbable
scrubbed

Literary usage of Scrub nurse

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1. Memoirs of a Winner by Gary Ward Scott (2007)
"One of my roommates in Christchurch was a 40-year-old surgery scrub nurse from Tanzania who had hurt his leg while glacier climbing on a reward gift trip ..."

2. Surgical and Gynaecological Nursing by Edward Mason Parker, Scott Dudley Breckinridge (1921)
"... 312 for the patient, 311 for scrub nurse, 312 for the unscrubbed nurse, 312 nomenclature of, 94 open, ..."

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