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ORNurseLink - A PeriOperative Community

ORNurseLink is an online community from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) that provides operating room professionals a place to connect with each other and exchange helpful resources, ideas, and practices.

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    I recently became the manager of an ambulatory surgery center. In an effort to have rapid turnovers on retina cases, they set up 2-3 cases in advance and store the set-ups in a small room in the sterile core. Because our core is considered a sterile area, people wear masks while in the core. I am still very uncomfortable about this practice but I can't find any...
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    I work in Sacramento, CA. There was lots of discussion on the subject of getting rid of the surgeon's cap with physicians objecting. How we finally did it was we were getting inspected by the state for accreditation of a new building. SInce the issue had come up at other CA facilities, we made them disappear. There was some loud grumbling but when the only cho...
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    My RN's work Monday-Friday 7-3:30 and are assigned "first call" one day during the week and on their weekends. I have a 3-11pm RN also working M-F; so, the first shift RN taking call only stays if cases are running over or an add-on or urgent case is posted. Once we are down to one room, he/she leaves and resumes call after 11pm. It is rare that a RN would work gre...
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    Sprays are not generally acceptable in the OR setting due to aerosolization. I personally would not use any cleaning chemistries with a patient in the room due to the potential for exposure and allergic reactions.
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    We have regular folders in the OR rooms that are in a paper school folder or a folder that is wipeable. Can we keep folders in the room? What can we use to store papers in the OR rooms?
    Tiffany Amshoff, RN
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    Rhonda, please thank Cindi for me. I will show this to my boss who will show it to our abstractors. I hope this clears up the confusion and we quit getting dinged for falling out. I have been on the CMS website and joint commission trying to find clarification. I even called joint commission and the gentleman I talked to did not have an answer. He gave me another...