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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 curious as to what other hospitals are doing to report needlesticks. I am looking to expedite and streamline the process at my facility in order to decrease the amount of needlesticks unreported. Currently, the employee has to go to the lab, fill out a pile of papers and wait for a blood draw (this takes quite a bit of time) and then is given dates for follo...
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    I work in a small community hospital. We are looking for a PI project. We need to show improved patient outcomes! I would appreciate any ideas!
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    What are other facilities policies about walking boots in the OR?  I sprained my ankle and must wear a walking boot for three weeks, I feel I can still work covering my boot with a shoe cover but several co-workers question whether I still should be allowed to work, because of the increased risk of falling, wearing the boot in and out of the OR etc.  So I was wond...
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    I work in a very small OR. The nurses correct each other at the end of each day of surgery.  The responsibility
    primarily rests with the nurses that work PACU. Everyone generally participates. I hope this helps you.
    Joyce Wiestmiller R.N.
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    We have a committee which takes care of our PROCEDURE cards.  The members are both Techs and RNs.  But, due to our facility's focus on standardization, no changes can be made unless approved by the person in charge of the committee.  Her job is dealing with the procedure cards and making sure that the surgeons are using items that the hospital have approved...
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    We use IV saline. You can check with the manufacture. We were able to get clarification from ours several years ago. They said that the filtration is different for IV vs irrigation. More contaminates/particles in the irrigation.