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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 all know that drapes falling below the level of the table are considered contaminated, but where can I see that in the Standards, I can't seem to find it?
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    At our facility we do HIPEC procedures monthly and have a policy for the treatment of all waste, instruments, etc after the procedure and also during. I will send this to you if interested.
    Thank you,
    Rebecca Holland
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    Thank you so much for your thoughtful reply! Yes, pharmacy does hold more information than we do about handling contamination by chemo agents. Our director of pharmacy has shared literature that he thought would be helpful in guiding us. It appears that we have need for more research to support best practices for processing instruments that have come in...
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    I am concerned that OR staff may be wearing shoes dedicated to the OR throughout the hospital. Logically though people are tracking the same areas with or shoes versus non or shoes and taking all of the germs home anyways. The only my way to eliminate would be to put new shoe covers going into to the main or, and to remove them at the door before leaving for break...
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    First review all of your manufactures instructions for use. They may not be very clear as they may or may not address use with a probe cover. Our IP gave us some guidelines.  Basically, if the device is used in a wound, vagina, rectum, mucous membranes (even with a cover) it is at minimum high level disinfected between pts. This includes things like...
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    No different than any other procedure.  We do intial count a first count and a final count.