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Georgina Hurley
Does anyone have experience operationalizing 23 hour stay patients in an outpatient surgery center? I am seeking ...

I'd love the same information as well.

Emily Andersen
Looking to update NPO policy can anyone share your to help give some ideas? Thanks
Kim Weitzman
Hello, I manage a 1 room OR for a Plastic Surgeon I'm looking to do a benchmark on the Facility Fee for a breast ...
Kim Weitzman Category Ambulatory Surgery Aug '22
Beth McCarthy
One of our techs thinks it is okay to wear a smart watch under a sterile glove during pain injection cases. She is not ...

@Beth McCarthy The AORN Guidelines 2022 2.1 "Do not wear jewelry (eg, rings, watches, bracelets) on the hands or ...

Colleen Connell
Iā€™d like to get some takes on false eyelashes in the OR. Specifically scrub nurses who wear false eyelashes. Do your ...

@Colleen Connell
Hi Colleen, our Health Network has a dress code policy that states false eyelashes are not ...

Kendra Hardy Dunnigan
I am reaching out to see what other ASCs are doing in regards to SSI monitoring. Are you monitoring all SSI? Or only ...

@Kendra Hardy Dunnigan
IP here. We monitor all SSIs; however, the NHSN defined ones get a deep investigation and ...

Marie Barnes
I work in a 2 OR ASC that does primarily total joints, ortho spine and upper extremity cases. We are short handed, ...
Marie Barnes Category Ambulatory Surgery Aug '22
Stephanie Ritter
Hi! What is the standard OR start time? Do you go by Incision time? Block time? Local injection time? Thanks for your ...
Hey Stephanie,

The PNDS has the following concept that represents Procedure/Surgery Start Time. Hope this ...
Amber Johnson
Hello, I work in a surgical hospital with 15 operating room suites. Currently, our surgery education is provided ...
I know that at an ASC things are a bit different, but I am the sole Educator for our building. I cover all staff members ...
Amber Johnson
Hello, I currently work at an ASC with 15 operating room suites. We are extremely busy, and our current staffing ...

@Amber Johnson how many nurses/CST's do you have scheduled for each day? my suggestion is until you have enough ...

Amy Bauer
Some of the staff members are getting hot (especially in the summer) with our thermostats saying ā€œ68ā€ but are not ...
Amy Bauer Category Ambulatory Surgery Jun '22

I have had team members purchase their own cooling towels and put them under their scrubs. These can be purchased at ...

Marie Barnes
Hello! Our center is trying to come up with ways to help better our environment and go more green :) We all know how ...
Marie Barnes Category Ambulatory Surgery Jun '22
Talk with your vendor reps about recycling. I know Stryker has an expansive recycling program.
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Ginger Daniels
Who is ultimately responsible for completing and returning the device tracking paperwork for implanted medical ...
amy martin
I am interested in how other people conduct their safety huddles. We usually gather around 7am and go over any ...
amy martin Category Ambulatory Surgery May '22

Amy-

We have weekly safety huddles. We review key findings from the previous week, any updates from environmental ...

Stephanie Hartsock
Good afternoon, Looking for input on the process for transporting instruments from the operating room to decon ...

Good Morning from Vermont,

We are a small hospital without the benefit of case carts. Last year I purchased for our ...

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