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How to Drape a Surgical Microscope

PROvido & M525 F50 Step-by-step Tutorial

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Before performing surgical procedures, it is important to drape the surgical microscope to ensure sterile working conditions. At Leica, we are committed to helping you with your surgical practice. In the below video, discover a step-by-step tutorial on draping your surgical microscope. The tutorial features the Leica PROvido multidisciplinary surgical microscope. The procedure also applies to the Leica M525 F50 microscope.

Key Highlights

Before draping the microscope:

  • Check that the binocular tubes are configured in the correct position
  • Make sure that the balancing has been done properly

Microscope draping procedure:

  • Open the drape (to be opened by the non-sterile nurse)
  • Unfold the drape
  • Detach the rubber bands
  • Find and lift the lens cover
  • Fasten the lens cover on the microscope
  • Pull the drape over the microscope head and arm
  • Drape the eyepieces using the covers
  • Secure the drape with the Velcro straps
  • Place the remaining drape inside the empty space
  • Wrap the bands around the microscope head and arm
  • Use the rubber bands to tighten if necessary

Final step:

  • Rotate the microscope to confirm that it can easily be moved in all directions

You are now ready to use your Leica microscope!

Watch the Video

Draping your surgical microscope ensures a sterile environment. Discover our step-by-step tutorial explaining how to proceed.

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