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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 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?
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    I just started in the role of educator about two months ago for our 16 room OR and one of my first priorities is to try and reevaluate our orientation for new staff. I am currently in the position of not needing to be hiring newly graduated staff, but generally having staff come to us with some amount of experience. I was wondering if any of you had an orientation...
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    Hi Audrey, 
         There is some evidence that indicates that cigarette paper may not be biocompatible for surgical applications and we do not do the procedure at my facility.

    There are a couple of options however. Sterile cigarette papers can be purchased from: