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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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    Using masking during pain management procedure has been an ongoing debate for a while.  My center works closely with an Infectious disease nurse consultant and recommends that our physician who does the procedure and anyone who is near the procedure site such as the anesthesiologist if a cervical procedure is done, to wear face mask at all times. The CDC...
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    I am having a hard time finding a NJ state nursing practice regulations in regards to nurses injecting or admininistering local anesthesia while assisting anesthesiologist during a nerve block procedure.  Any ideas? 
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    I am in the process of revamping our CHG bathing procedure in Surgical Services.  Currently we use 2% CHG cloths on every patient scheduled with an incision or puncture.  Our exceptions include age under 60 days or a hypersensitivity.  I am encountering a lot of conflicting information as to whether or not this practice is effective for preventing SSI'...
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    Our Infection control RN has been discussing using negative pressure for all bronchcoscopy procedures, due to CDC guidelines requiring negative pressure
    What is the genreral practice?
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    This subject seems to be a HOT topic in our OR. CST/CFA's seem to have gotten themselves into a position of doing practice above and beyond thier scope. The other day I witnessed a CFA in the OR applying arch bars to a patient and no surgeon was present. From what I understand when a CST - CFA functions as assistant they are under the surgeons broad scope of prac...
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    I know other places also sign contracts. Can you really enforce them?
    Is there a monetary payback?