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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.

Recent Discussions

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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...
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    I am the Director of Perioperative Services and Meditech is our vendor for patient documentation.  Meditech notified us we will have to begin paying a copyright fee for use of the Aldrete scoring system for patients recovering from sedation.  Dr. Aldrete has decided to enforce the copyright for the use of the scoring system he developed.  My questio...
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    What do others do if the circulator finds a fly in the room?  AORN says that any major break in sterile technique is an automatic wound class of a 3.  Do others consider a fly in the room a major break in technique and an automatic wound class 3 or do they just bump up the wound class by 1?