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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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    When a newly trained surgeon is performing his first robotic case, do you require the proctor to be present for the entire case? Or are they present for port placement/docking portion only and allowed to be doing their own cases in another room? We feel very strongly they should be present for the entire case but since it's not specifically  spelled out,th...
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    Prior to the live Q&A, AORN distributed a survey to obtain data from members regarding their knowledge about practices associated with compounding.  While the survey was not designed to be statistically valid and reliable, members did provide important information.  I would like to share some of the survey responses.
    When asked about being famil...
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    We have had an on-going conversation within my organization what items should be considered implants in our OR documentation.  Does anyone have a policy or guidelines?  Any insight into this issue would be greatly appreciated.  We currently have Tissue Track Core.  We have reviewed the JC guidelines for Tissue Transplant Safety TS.03.01.01: The hop...
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    What does everyone use for an axillary roll when a patient is lateral? We have typically used rolled blankets, however we have very long cases and sometimes see redness and blisters develop related to this. Does anyone use an acutal positioner for this?
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    We have a count policy and count sheets for our intrumentation, however, we do not have a count competency. I find interesting that this topic (count competencies) is being blogged. I to would like to see what is out there related to count competencies. Please forward if some one has count compatency to
    Thank you!!!
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    I'm reviewing the count policy with our staff as well. Would you please send me a copy of your count sheet and competency sheet also?