scrub nurse


Definition of scrub nurse

: a nurse who assists the surgeon in an operating room

Examples of scrub nurse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other simulation had to do with whether a scrub nurse delivered the correct surgical tools to the operating room before the operation. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 23 Feb. 2021 William Stewart Halstead, the first surgeon-in-chief at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital, was taken with his scrub nurse, Caroline Hampton. Jennifer Barger, National Geographic, 7 July 2020 Mary Dellinger, the scrub nurse to Lefrak's right, handed him scissors. oregonlive, 5 Oct. 2019 The scrub nurse’s eyes rest on the box for a long time. Longreads, 31 May 2018 Engineers at Purdue University are thinking even bolder—designing mechanical scrub nurses that respond to hand gestures during surgery. Pm Editors, Popular Mechanics, 10 Dec. 2012

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First Known Use of scrub nurse

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scrub nurse was in 1927

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“Scrub nurse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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Medical Definition of scrub nurse

: a nurse who assists the surgeon in an operating room


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