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Jennifer Connor-Smith
We are currently mixing meds in our ASC for procedures. After reading the following guideline: 4.4.2 ...
Elizabeth Frey
We are a plastic surgery center and for our facial procedures we use betadine surgical scrub 10%, prior to Covid we ...
Not quite what you’re seeking, but we use 3M remover lotion. Might be a better solution than messing with dilution ...
Matthew Bober
Hello, This may be more of a scope of practice question.........I work in a federal facility, where the licenses of ...
In my previous facility, the circulator handed off the sterile syringes/tubing and the person scrubbing ( could ...
Kendra Hardy Dunnigan
I recently read an article in which a surgery center created clinical practice guidelines, a policy, ...
The joint commission has pretty specific guidelines on what is required for blocks. I looked at it the other day for ...
Ashley Sampson
We have seen an increase in SSI’s for robotic hysts. We are currently looking at possibly trying a different prep ...
We have been using 4% CHG for a few years now as the vaginal prep for all of our Gyn procedures - hysterectomies ...
Andrea Sinon
Hi! We are adding Ortho to our ASC and I am looking for some guidance with policies and procedures. If you have any ...
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I am an orthopedics OR nurse and would love to share some information with you. I think I would need more ...
Elizabeth Davis
I am curious, there has been confusion recently about who has the responsibility to bring the microscope prior to ...
Circulator or Scrub tech...Nurse pushes microscope to field PRN.
Sheila Allen
May the blessings of Easter & this holy season fill our hearts with joy & bring unity to our nation.
Sheila Allen Category Ambulatory Surgery Apr '21
Mark Bakey Mark Bakey Apr '21
Amen and alleluia!!!
Thanks for being bold and outspoken in your faith. This country and this world need more of ...
Julie Mueller
can crna be hired directly without an anesthesiologist? Given answer to first question is a “yes” can they bill ...
Julie Mueller
Please share the current standard of practice for Obtaining consents? Currently the discussion is that the ...
At my center, I just implemented a change where the Docs come and consent the patient prior to surgery while ...
Lainey Lally
How do you track sterilization date and load numbers on your trays that are used for specific cases. We currently do ...
Lainey Lally Category Ambulatory Surgery Mar '21
Julie Mueller
Suggestions OR mattress has half inch “slit” in mattress. Repair or replace? If repair please include ...
I believe it can be repaired if it can be sealed so that patients are not exposed to other patients' fluids.
Mary Jo Hutchcraft
We have new GI physicians beginning very soon and are interested in performing fecal implants. I was wondering if ...
You may find resources through SGNA (Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates). ...
Janice Gibson
We recently starting performing an increase in urology procedures which has resulted in the routine use of our ...
For procedures that can't be site marked such as those urology procedures, we use an armband that includes the ...
Mary Deaville
We have 2 "hybrid" OR suites connected by a XRAY equipment / computer room between the two. Both OR rooms are ...

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