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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 have found that a large amount of our RNs were using their scissors to take off the tops of medication vials then pour the medication on the sterile field. Education was given using AORN recommendations to use a device to withdrawal medication and then transfer to sterile field. This brought a lot of controversary from a team that has been popping off the...
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    I tried to complete the survey but the page with the elements of the check list is not accepting my responses and will not let me go any further.
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    we ckeck implant upon arrival against fax, tape fax to it. Day of surgery again checked outside OR  room with MD paperwork/chart,  again when brought into room,  at time out, and when about to put into patient
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    OR Nurses!

    I am Vanessa Lyons and I am a PhD candidate at the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing. I am looking for nurses who are willing to complete a short survey about how surgical safety checklists are used at your organization. The purpose of this study is to determine how rural operating rooms use surgical safety checklists during ti...
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    Hello everyone, I have a question regarding the use of white foam for the osi table and spinal cases. I have a young doctor that no longer want to use them because he feels they create added compressure to the chest thighs and pelvis.  We had to start using them because we had multiple skin tears and skin break down. Does any one have any suggestions or recommen...
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    I have a questions for my New York State collegues.  The new law that was passed for the surgical technicians will be in effect in January.  One of my surgical tech friends states that after that, no RN's can scrub because they didn't go to scrub tech school and are not certified.  As a rule in my facility, no RNs currently scrub, there are a few who used to do it "...