The nurse uses sterile gloves to place objects on the sterile field.
The nurse stays near the sterile field at all times without turning away from it.
The nurse removes a sterile syringe from the sterile field using clean gloves but does not touch the sterile field itself.
The nurse opens a syringe, carefully peeling the wrapper away from the syringe without touching it so that it can be removed by a clinician wearing sterile gloves.
Number 3 is correct.
Rationale: Although the nurse does not touch the sterile field with the clean gloves, there is still contamination because clean gloves were used to remove a sterile object. The syringe is now contaminated, and the close proximity of the clean gloves to the sterile field poses a transmission risk. Any time there is even a suspicion of contamination, the sterile field must be reestablished. Options 1, 2, and 4 reflect safe practice for sterile technique.