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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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    Hi everyone,
    We just received notification we must purchase the license to use PAR scores. How are you handling this in your facility. I actually thought it was a joke at first, but soon realized they were serious. We use Meditech for documentation and it will be turned off if we do not pay the fee.  This is not coming from Meditech, but from the originator of...
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    Many places I have worked do two peer reviewers one you pick and the other pick by your manger. They provide feedback on questions related to day to day job performance. 
    Hope this helps
    Kristy Wheeler
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    If we re-draping or change surgeons then we do another time out. ie trauma cases 
    Hope this helps and glad you are getting great feedback
    Kristy Wheeler
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    We would only perform a second time out  if we re-drape and expose a separate area that was not exposed during initial time out (i.e. perform a central line we time out prior to that then re-prep and drape for bilateral oopherectomy) As long as it is the same surgeon and the operative site is visible we would not do another time out.
    Another time we perform adi...
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    I'm looking for ideas to implement a peer review process in the OR. Please let me know what has worked, and you feel has improved your practice.
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    We were recently informed by our EHR vendor that to use the Aldrete scoring tool there will be a licensing fee beginning January 31, 2015. This is being initiated by Dr. Aldrete himself.  I'm not inclined to pay for this scale that has been in use for over 30 years, so what other discharge criteria tools are others using?