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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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    Do u put incorrect count at the end of the procedure because the skin is not closed like the abdomen, because they applied wound vac for the meantime?
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    We are currently collaborating with our Plant Engineering and Environmental Services departments to establish a new routine cleaning schedule/standard.  Can anyone speak to the standards and/or the policies that are utilized and referenced in your facilities in regards to air handlers/duct cleaning requirements?

    Thank you,

    Carrie Quinn, R...
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    Sure, I would be willing to share ours.  Do you have an email address I can send it to?

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    Would it be possible if either of you could send me a copy of the policy?  My hospital is also working on a housewide policy.  My email is and our fax# is 1-660-829-6629 sent to my attention:  Kathy Beasley.

    Thank you so much!

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    We make our OR staff confirm rigidly to the AORN apparel guidelines (no jewelry, cover cloth caps, no home laundered apparel, etc.). Our surgeons and anesthesiologists are a different story. They continue to wear cloth caps without covers and home laundered scrubs. We just switched to a different color of scrubs so it is even more obvious as to who is wear...
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    I need clarification.please.  We are told that TJC states nothing at all, never, ever, absolutely nothing should be stored under sink.  We recently had a mock survey and the surveyor stated that cleaning supplies are allowed under sinks, but clean/sterile patient supplies are not, but this should be part of the policy.  I have posted the question to TJC...