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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.

Recent Discussions

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    We do annual fit testing. It is actually required for completion of our annual evaluation.
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    Coming from a Level 1 trauma facility that is a big NO do not cut the strings you are correct that sponges should never be altered or cut. The issue becomes when they mis count and leave on or 2 in the patient.  we roll our tags to the inside.  Our trauma surgeons would not even think of cutting the tag off. 
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    Our trauma surgeons have requested the OR staff to cut the tapes on lap sponges because if they use the sponges as packing in the abdomen and send their patients to angio, etc, the tapes get in the way of the true picture they want to see.  One of the trauma surgeons came from another facility that did this practice and can't understand why we have trouble doin...
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    We are currently working on a throughput project to create an accurate averaging system for surgical case lengths in our EPIC system.   Curious how other hospitals are measuring OR case length.  Do your schedulers frequently override estimated case times and why?  How often do your preference card builders review and update preference cards?
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    When performing Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasties and using the Hana Table, is it a recomended practice that two circulating nurses be present during the procedure....one needed for necessary table operations and giving direct attention to the surgeon and the procedure and one for the other circulating responsibilites?
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    We are also revising the current policy and are looking for data direct us as well. We have not used cover coats in the past.  We have 3 seasons in which people like to enjoy the outdoor eating area and are trying to address this area as well as the cafeteria, etc.

    I also appreciate any input!!