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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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    OR Nurses!

    I am Vanessa Lyons and I am a PhD candidate at the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing. I am looking for nurses who are willing to complete a short survey about how surgical safety checklists are used at your organization. The purpose of this study is to determine how rural operating rooms use surgical safety checklists during ti...
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    Hello everyone, I have a question regarding the use of white foam for the osi table and spinal cases. I have a young doctor that no longer want to use them because he feels they create added compressure to the chest thighs and pelvis.  We had to start using them because we had multiple skin tears and skin break down. Does any one have any suggestions or recommen...
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    I have a questions for my New York State collegues.  The new law that was passed for the surgical technicians will be in effect in January.  One of my surgical tech friends states that after that, no RN's can scrub because they didn't go to scrub tech school and are not certified.  As a rule in my facility, no RNs currently scrub, there are a few who used to do it "...
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    I have been wearing hoods for 10 years now and have recently started using the togas the all in one hood/gown combo. I will say I like doing hoods and gowns separated only because I am a small person and feel lost in the togas all in one hood/gown cause it is so big on me. 
    Hope this helps
    Kristy Wheeler
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    At the time we had issues, I went through AMSCO (now Steris) and they provided me with some information that we turned over to our city water department who in turn completed the tests which were then analyzed through AMSCO.
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    I would ask your nurses "what would they do in a code"?, would they push meds that the provider was asking for? To try to open their mind set on this practice. I would also as you Anesthesia department if they would be willing to do some education for your staff on induction meds and to give your staff the chance to have a discussion about the roles that all staff m...