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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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    I am a new clinical director and need to do my first RCA.  I had a SSI and really do not know what caused it. How do I start?  I have reviewed all the information, bottom line it probally happend at home, and not at our Center.  How do I I begin??
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    If your facility is using counters on the doors to monitor trafic, can you share the vendor and if it logsor downloads the information in a central location?  Our OR is looking at purchasing counters and would like some feedback.  Thanks in advance.

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    The cine-med video shows the vaginal prep first, then abdomen in a  vaginal/abdominal prep.  The rational is if you do the abdomen first, you could splash some of the prep from the vagina onto the abdomen and contaminate.  
    If you could find documentation stating to the other way, I would be interested.  Our general practice at our facility is to do the abd...
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    I was always taught and saw literature that said you were suppose to prep the bottom first and then the abdomen on a laparoscopic case.  Does anyone know where I can get documenttion to this effect or has it changed.  Robin Salzbach
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    As a new chapter president (second time serving as chapter president)  I have decided to use ORNurseLink for all of our chapters resources, meeting notices and communications.  This resource is like night and day when compared to how we use to communicate, send out notices etc to manage our chapter.  I now have all of our resources online so everyone in ou...
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    I see in Recomendation VII, the sterile field should be constantly monitored. There is a four hour study discussed. 
    I do not see a time limit or recomendation for how long a table may be considered sterile while covered and monitored. Thanks!