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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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    As you know part of universal protocol/final time out is verifying the necessary implants are available. With total joints and the vast combination of possibilities what processes do you have in place to assure you have met this criteria?
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    Can certified First Assists (not RNFA) close skin and position the patients without the direct supervision of the surgeon?  Recently, I have learned that surg techs that go on for their certified first assist are able to close skin, inject local and position patients without the surgeon present.  I always thought these duties had to be done under the dir...
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    Can certified First Assists (not RNFA) close skin and position the patients without the direct supervision of the surgeon?  Recently, I have learned that surg techs that go on for their certified first assist are able to close skin, inject local and position patients without the surgeon present.  I always thought these duties had to be done under the dir...
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    In northeast Philadelphia, we are a small hospital with no ER and 8 ORs. Our overnight call team gets $2.00/hr while on call, and then one and half times your hourly rate with a four hour minimum when called in. We also have an 'mandatory overtime' team called short call that covers 4p-8p that gets $5/hr and time and a half when they have to stay at the end of th...
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    Hi,
     In response to using personal hand lotions in the patient care areas.  I think it is a good idea that you replace personal hand lotion with hospital, infection prevention approved lotions.   Personal hand lotions can sometime react to hand gels and foams that are used for hand hygiene and cause hands not to maintain the residual film that is le...
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    We do not chart the staples or clips used during the procedure unless they are using a "SEAM GUARD" then we track the seem guard.  Good question and if we do need to be charting all clips and stapels then I agree we should be documenting suture the same way.