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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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    We are getting ready to do bone marrow harvesting in the OR. We used to do this many years ago but no longer have a protocol or guidelines for this. If anyone has a protocol, we would appreciate reviewing it to make sure we have something that will be comprehensive for the staff. Thanks for any assistance that you could provide!
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    I am a new grad (February 2014 I passed my boards) and came on as the Clinical Director for an ASC to help out a Provider that I have worked with for years. I did NOT know what I was getting myself into. I am trying to develop a QAPI program but I think I may be making it very difficult on myself. Does anyone have any suggestions on this? Also, I have no idea what is mand...
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    Hi Vonda I found this on the web.  Hope it helps Surgical Assistants A surgical assistant works under the direction and supervision of a surgeon. Surgical assistants help by holding the incision open for better access, suction or swab blood during the procedure and assist with suturing the incision at the end of the operation. Also called first as...
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    As you know part of universal protocol/final time out is verifying the necessary implants are available. With total joints and the vast combination of possibilities what processes do you have in place to assure you have met this criteria?
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    Can certified First Assists (not RNFA) close skin and position the patients without the direct supervision of the surgeon?  Recently, I have learned that surg techs that go on for their certified first assist are able to close skin, inject local and position patients without the surgeon present.  I always thought these duties had to be done under the dir...
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    Can certified First Assists (not RNFA) close skin and position the patients without the direct supervision of the surgeon?  Recently, I have learned that surg techs that go on for their certified first assist are able to close skin, inject local and position patients without the surgeon present.  I always thought these duties had to be done under the dir...