TABLE 2

Materials and Equipment Needed for the Pelvic Examination

Room with warm running water
Room with a curtain or locked door
Examination table with stirrups
Adequate adjustable light source
Nonlatex gloves
Water-soluble lubricant
Gowns, drapes
Speculum: Pederson, Huffman
Pap test materials: liquid-based or slide, cytobrush, paddle, fixative
Culture/antigen tests for STIs: chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis
Urine pregnancy tests
Swabs: cotton, calcium alginate, Dacron
Microscopy materials: glass slides and cover slips, saline solution, 10% potassium hydroxide
pH paper
Tampons/pads
Tissues