Definition of Scrub nurse
1. Noun. A nurse who helps a surgeon prepare for surgery.
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)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrub Nurse
Literary usage of Scrub nurse
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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, ..."