67 Preventing Infection Match the practices with the correct principles for surgical asepsis. A. A sterile item can only touch another sterile item. B. Sterile items or a sterile field is always kept within your vision and above your waist. C. Airborne microbes can contaminate sterile items or a sterile field. D. Fluid flows down, in the direction of gravity E. The sterile field is kept dry, unless the area below it is sterile. F. The edges of a sterile field are contaminated. G. Honesty is essential to sterile technique. Consider any item as contaminated if it touches a clean item. 114 Wear a mask if you need to talk during the procedure. 115 . Place all sterile items inside the 1-inch margin of the sterile field. 116. Do not turn your back on a sterile field. 117.- Prevent drafts by closing the door and avoiding extra movements. 118. .Avoid spilling and splashing when pouring sterile fluids into sterile containers. 119. If you cannot see an item, it is contaminated. 120. You report to the nurse that you contaminated an item or a field. 121. Hold wet items down. 122.