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Lorraine Widdall 613741
With no visible soil, what is your policy about frequency of cleaning the hospital curtains in the pre-op/PACU ...
My clinic cleans them every 6 months. Honestly, I think that is too long.
Sherri Carrow 618321
We are opening a new facility and will be having retina as one of our specialties. Does anyone have a blank ...
Donna Johnson 535386
Hello to all
Question: When running a gravity biological do you run with a full load or can the chamber be empty?
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Please read the manufacturer’s guidelines for use for the biological you are using at your facility. 
For ...
Kiki Ralston 638766
What is the appropriate air exchanges in the OR? And how often is this checked?
Kiki Ralston Category Ambulatory Surgery Apr '20
Air exchanges  minimum per hour: PACU is 6, OR is 15, sterile storage is 4, the soiled room is 6.
 

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Kimberly Vick 634669
I'm certain that we are not the only ones impacted by the surgical mask shortage, so I'd like to know what are our ...
1. Would like to know where you purchased cloth masks - we may need to look at that option.
2. We have started to do a ...
Taryn Tomlinson 596191
Hello all,
I recently began working at a new facility and have a question for everyone to weigh in on. Here, it does ...
I am excited to see this question as we are currently doing this in our facility  Our board runner comes and does a ...
Sara Helmrich 632571
With the new CMS push for "Patients before Paperwork" ASCs are given the power to dictate when and if a ...
Heather Wise 632134
I work as a Charge Nurse in an Orthopedic Ambulatory Surgical Center. We are experiencing an influx of "lost" ...
Heather Wise Category Ambulatory Surgery Jan '20
Kimberly McDonnell 621573
We recently had an incorrect needle count and could not account for the origin of the extra needle. Our count was 105 ...
We just had this happen with a pack of 7-0 Prolene, but we noticed it when we were opening.  The pack was supposed to ...
Joyce Kaine 613684
I have been looking for information on the Neptune 2 unit.  Is it safe to use for arthroscopies and suctioning with a ...
Joyce Kaine Category Ambulatory Surgery Jan '20
Marianne Saunders 452427
Would appreciate guidance.  I am currently being cited by regulatory bodies for CRNA not wearing a cover gown in ...
Hi, 

We just had surveyors come through as well. However, this was not a finding. Our Proceduralist and Endo Techs ...
Renee Frederick 627831
Does anyone know if CMS accepts faxed signatures? I work at a small ASC and most of the doctor's offices fax all of the ...

California, CMS requires a wet signature. So if they fax it they need to sign, date and time in pre-op.
Luis Espinoza 250040
Colleagues,

We are a new Surgery center. Looking for a list of required items for a crash cart. What we have found in ...
Wendy King 627566 Wendy King Jan '20
We worked with our Anesthesia providers when we set up our crash cart and before making any changes we always check ...
Subha Chari 317030
Hi

I am doing a research on the practice of Reusing single use Ophthalmic medications for multiple patients and ...
Subha Chari Category Ambulatory Surgery Dec '19
It is never ok to use single dose ophthalmic drops due to risk of cross contamination.  Single dose is intended for ...
Luis Espinoza 250040
Colleagues,

I am involved in a new ASC in Ohio. Can a RMA circulate in a hybrid room as long as there is an RN present ...
Policy here is two RN circulators, one with ACLS training as the monitor tech/medication administrator.  That ...