Association of periOperative Registered Nurses


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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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    If a patient requires a central line, it will be placed in the operating room after anes. has been given. The Anesthesiologist will place the central line while the CRNA continues monitoring and caring for the patient.
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    They do NOT operate fracture table (Hana or ProFX) during the procedure. The circulating Nurse operates the bed.
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    I am wondering if anyone would be willing to share the process used for patients needing a central lines placed preoperatively.

    1.  Where (department/unit) are central lines placed for surgical patients.  i.e. Preop, OR, actual "line" room etc.

    2.  Who monitors/documents the patient while anesthesia places the central line with ...
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    I ended up calling AORN regarding the OR doors being left open for cleaning in between cases. They recommended that the doors are closed between cases while cleaning and the doors should only be opened to move equipment. Leaving the OR doors open can alter the air pressure and air exchanges. When the doors are left open, it interferes with these critical en...
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    We have at least 4 on each of our MH carts (1 each axilla and groin), but if you are really limited for access to ice you could always put more so you ahve a "second" round,
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    Am looking for a small drain for hand procedures.  Used to carry Tuf Sil but can no longer fine.  Can anyone assist me. Thanks,