36. A patient needs a percutaneously inserted central catheter (PICC) for prolonged IV therapy. He knows it can beinserted without going to the operating room. He mentions that, “at least the doctor won’t be wearing surgicalgarb, will he?” How will the nurse answer the patient?1. “You are correct. It is a minor procedure performed on the unit and does not necessitate surgical attire.”2. “To decrease the risk of infection, the doctor inserting the PICC will wear a cap, mask, and sterile gownand gloves.”3. “It depends on the doctor’s preference.”4. “Most doctors only wear sterile gloves, not a cap, mask, or sterile gown.”
(2) Strict aseptic technique including the use of cap, mask, and sterile gown and gloves is require when placing a centralvenous line including a PICC. Options 1, 2, and 4 are incorrect statements. They increase the risk of infection.