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Caitlin Michaud
Hello, We are looking to expand our CNA role into a Peri operative tech. I am wondering if anyone is willing to share a ...
Jennifer Friedman
Hello, I am in an ASC and our anesthesia machine will be at end of life this summer. We are starting to look at our ...
Stephanie Ritter
Hi! I'm trying to create a policy stating what constitutes an unstable preop patient and when to cancel surgery. We ...

@Stephanie Ritter
Hi Stephanie! To start you should have a facility policy that clearly delineates the ...

Donna Hale
Incorrect lens implants continues to occur nationwide despite best efforts. I am seeking evidenced-based and ...

@Donna Hale
It sounds like you have a process issue at your facility. The treatment of lenses should be no different ...

Rhonda Cooper
I work for ASC that does vasectomies. The surgeon prescribes the pt with their percocet and valium and the pt brings ...

@Rhonda Cooper
I have been dealing with a similar dilemma at my ASC. We perform cataract surgery and because of ...

Laura Schmidt
AORN recommends the Ambulatory setting have a policy and procedure describing actions to take when there is no ...
Victoria Dart
I am looking for information regarding the Safety Check Process to prevent incorrect cataract lens placement in ...
Victoria,

We go through checking the lenses when loading into charts with 2 nurses signing off on our master list. ...

Elaine Frevele
I'm trying to find information on the scope of practice (Georgia) for the LPN in the ASC We are in the state of ...
I too would like any information available on this. We have LPN across the country that we'd like to scrub cases. ...
Rachel Felt
I was always told that oral medications (Tylenol, Percocet etc) needed to be unit dosed (individually packaged) ...
Rachel Felt Category Ambulatory Surgery Nov '22
We use a multidose bottle of pediatric tylenol and label it for 28 days after first opened. That is the only oral ...
amy martin
I would like to know how are instrument count sheets set up in your facility. Currently, ours are set up according to ...
amy martin Category Ambulatory Surgery Nov '22
Marissa Frantz
Hi all, looking for suggestions and programs that other networks have for on call. the biggest staff dissatisfier ...

@Marissa Frantz I have never worked at a surgery center that had call. At my last facility, we did have late sign-up ...

Marissa Frantz
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Are your OR nurses required to have ACLS? Is it in their job description. Our facility does not require it, nor is it ...
It is a requirement to work in our OR. The reason is that sometimes we do local cases with no anesthesia provider, ...
Patricia Feimer
I have been searching for literature to support putting a lock on my ASC medication refrigerator and freezer ...

@Patricia Feimer is your refrigerator in your med room? Does your med room have a lock? It is my understanding that ...

janet hayden
Good morning, What would be best practice for grounding pad placement for total knee patients that also have ...
janet hayden Category Ambulatory Surgery Nov '22

@janet hayden Path of least resistance. Apply as close to the surgical site as possible and away from other metal ...

Amelia Bielen
I am doing some policy work and when reviewing our Operating Room attire policy it states: Surgical attire should ...
We recently had this topic come up at work and this is what I found on the AORN guidelines.

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