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 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, "Gloves, running the ‘gauntlet’ of history," 7 July 2020 Mary Dellinger, the scrub nurse to Lefrak's right, handed him scissors. oregonlive, "The tragic, redemptive journey of one human heart," 5 Oct. 2019 The scrub nurse’s eyes rest on the box for a long time. Longreads, "Somewhere Under My Left Ribs: A Nurse’s Story," 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, "110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years," 10 Dec. 2012

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First Known Use of scrub nurse

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Scrub nurse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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Medical Definition of scrub nurse

: a nurse who assists the surgeon in an operating room

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