• Opening Sterile Items in Operation Theatre
    Introduction

    The ophthalmic assistants checks the availability of all the sterile items, check the expiry date, damage in the pouch, sterilization sticker, colour change in the sterilization sticker before opening the sterile items. This session will provide guidelines to open wrapped supplies (bundles containing linen), open consumable sterile item (syringes, sutures, ampoules, IV set, Eye drape, Phaco drape, Blue paper, Auroblue, Viscomet, all lenses) to the ophthalmologist in the operation theatre.

    Overall Goals

    The trainee will be able to follow proper guidelines in opening sterile items by adapting proper asepsis techniques.