Asked by: Christiane Chikin
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th January, 2020

Can surgeons wear jewelry?

The simple answer to this is no, you cannot wear earrings in surgery. If you are the surgeon performing the procedure or a doctor assisting it, there is a risk of confusing your patient with the earrings on , in addition to they coming in the way of the procedure.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, can you wear jewelry during surgery?

Surgical Procedures Jewelry can absolutely get in the way of a procedure. If you're having hand surgery, it just makes sense that your rings and bracelets need to be taken off. Wearing metal jewelry may cause an electrical arc, resulting in mild to severe burns.

Secondly, do surgeons wear rings? Most surgeons I've worked with put their rings around their necks (in a necklace) or in tied it to their scrub pants. You can't scrub with jewelry (or watches). You wouldn't want to subject your rings to iodine anyway as it stains gold.

Likewise, what do surgeons wear in the operating room?


Are nurses allowed to wear jewelry?

Confused patients can pull on dangling jewelry and cause injury, so be sure to avoid necklaces and wear post earrings. Do not wear bracelets. They can touch and contaminate wounds or supplies that must be kept sterile or clean. Generally, a watch, wedding band and simple post earrings are acceptable.

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