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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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    Hand wash.    Hi everyone!  Back in the reality of work after the conference in Chicago.
    I would express that has been a very enriching experience, despite my lack of English language skills, I hope to improve it for the next conference in Denver! 
      From the Department of Preventive Medicine are organizing events for May 5, "Global Hand...
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    What policies do hospitals have for RN's or Scrub techs wearing a walking boot for foot or ankle injuries in the Operating Room?
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    We currently sterile 8 towels to a pack. Our integrator is placed in the center. I was told by a new employee who just went through TJC accreditation that the recommendation was for no more than 4 towels. Can anyone verify that for me? 
    Also, my director is looking for a better method of calculating productivity for our CS dept. We take care of 3 offices proce...
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    Do you consider the foam the same as an enzyme spray? When the topic of not spraying in the OR was discussed , were you talking while the patient was  in OR  after? Has anyone had issues with their instruments not getting  clean using a enzyme spray or foam? Also, does anyone still use enzyme detergent in water and transport the instruments  to decontam? Any i...
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    Denise, I have forwarded your question to our SCIP analyst. I will let you know when she gets back with me.
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    Bonnie G. Denholm, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR:
    Rodney W. Hicks, PhD,RN,FNP-BC,FAANP:
    Prior to the live Q&A, AORN distributed a survey 
    Part of understanding the rules led AORN to ask the third question: How many had received training on the handling of compounded products? More than half (56.5%) of respondents indicated that they had not.  T...