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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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    Consider using a product w/ PCMX which is listed in the AORNs Taple of Patient Skin Antisepsis.  A product that I'm famliar with is Techni-Care and here is a link to some FAQ: 

    It  can also be used for vaginal preps when the patient is allergic to Iodine.

    Sue Griffith, RN BSN
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    when  the patient has  betadine allergy our  facility had been using Phisohex and then rinsing with sterile water in the eyes. Our pharmacy reports that phisohex is no longer manufactered. Looking for alternative prep for eye surgery when  the patient has a betadine allergy.
    Thank you
    Barbara Sherman RN BSN CNOR
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    It is important to note that the N95 is not classified as a mask, but as a respirator. OSHA requires that employees who wear them be fitted initially and at least annually. They should also be re-tested when their facial anatomy changes (growing/shaving a beard, a scar, weight gain/loss, etc).
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    I don't have new nurses journal, but they do fill out a weekly orientation evaluation along with their preceptor that includes what skills they performed, cases learned, goals, areas for improvement, etc. It works well when identifying strengths and weaknesses and knowledge gaps so that you can  plan additional orientation activities if needed.
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    I am thankful that I've never had to make that choice but I do remember a similar question on the CNOR exam a million years ago. In a true emergent or critical situation, I would have called the house supervisor or another RN from any department to care for the original patient during closing so that I could have attended the critical case. A non-perioperat...
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    I am wondering where I can best find the latest reccomendations on use of extension cords in the OR. It has come up as a hot topic in our hospital safety meetings. I am hearing that the latest is they are not allowed in the OR? Is this correct and can anyone direct me to the place to find this information.  Any suggestions or ideas of how to address this issue...