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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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    Carla, 

    Could you please provide the specifications used for sterilizing the hats?  Thanks very much!!

    Cindy Terpstra RN MSN
    Director of Nursing
    Algonquin Road Surgery Center
    Lake In The Hills, IL.  
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    I concur with the previous post in regards to the DART-BOWIE/DICK testing.  In addtion the LEAK test is acutally a test pf the integrity of the sterilzer piping and door seal.  We have  AMSCO/STERIS prevac autoclaves and the company recommends that you LEAK test once weekly in addition to a daily DART test.  The LEAK test is a cycle built into the sterilize...
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    From Barbara Sherman RN BSN CNOR.
    I work at a Critical Access hospital in a small rural setting. We also seem to have trouble with the temperature and humidities in our operating rooms. I know that the standards say the room temperature needs to be between 68- to 73degrees. Is there any standards or risks other than patient hypothermia if the room temperat...
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     We recently had a moch JAHCO survey.  We currently store our microlaryngeal instuments in drawers of our ENT cart after they have been processed.  Our ENT surgeons want the inst removed from the packs after sterilization and simply placed in the drawer for ease of access to inst.  Our moch surveyer states this is not acceptable.  I would like feedback fr...
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    I am trying to implement a DVT protocol for our Outpatient Pain Management practice . Our procedures last between 5 to 30 minutes.  Does anyone have an assessment tool that would be applicapable for our practice
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    We use white boards for our counts. 
    The boards have lines across them so that you can use the line to separate the item you are counting.
    We have magnetic strips that we put labels on, i.e. RT's, Lap sponges, Suture needles, Hypo needles, etc.  Whatever items are on the field, the circulator places the appropriate magnetic strip on a line on the board when...