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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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    For that reason (along with some women who have cleavage that shows at crew neck of scrubs), we allow a t-shift under scrubs as long as the arms are contained within the scrub and the t-shirt does not hang below the bottom of the scrubs.
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    Hi colleagues, 

    Our facility currently has a Time-Out Policy & Procedure in place which is to be strictly adhered to. However, it becomes challenging when a surgeon has two "high efficiency" rooms (i.e. he/she has two operating rooms in which at certain times he/she is in one room and the resident is in the other). Are there any other facilities operati...
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    We currently charge based on chargeable supplies and based on whether the case is classed as a Major or Minor Procedure. We are looking at level based charges. Does anyone have any information or algorithms based on level charges that they would be willing to share?
    Thank you.
    Karen Latham
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    I just graduated nursing school May/2014 and was offered a position in the OR as a circulating nurse.  My organization was kind enough to enroll me in the peri-op 101 on-line course. I completed all the modules. Any suggestions on how to pass the final exam?.... or any study hints would be greatly appreciated.

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    At my facility, current practice is to have the block completed PRIOR to surgeons arriving in house.  The Regional Block is designated (therefore determined) when the case is scheduled and is reflected on the surgery schedule.  
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    I'm looking at this as well. A colleague who works in Ohio said TJC came through and specifically asked what was being done to start the decontam process prior to the instruments being sent to SPD. AORN states that no spray bottle should be used in the perioperative area, HOWEVER, these are RECOMMENDED practices. In my opinion, if the instruments are spray...