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Shannon Lindsay
Has anyone had an event where either a Malyugin ring or flexible iris retractor was retained? Thanks
Melissa Mitchell
Looking for data regarding length of preoperative/preprocedural phone calls done prior to day-of cases in lieu ...

I find all three to be true. A complete PAT call can be 45 min, 60 for someone with a complex history. However, the ...

Julia McKinney
Hello, our facility is looking into standardizing how we count our sponges. Quality noted that we count sponges ...

All of the facilities I have worked out have outlined in their policies that used sponges should be thrown off of the ...

Jaren Gravagne
Hello! I was wondering if anyone has any experience in building an ASC from scratch? The company I work for is toying ...

Hi Jaren, our organization just completed an ASC build. Have you reviewed the design guideline essential through ...

Rachel Minney
Do any of you staff Endoscopy with OR nurses/technicians?
Mark Jiron Mark Jiron Jun '21

Rachel Minney:

Do any of you staff Endoscopy with OR nurses/technicians?

I've traveled to about 10 different ...

Rebecca Rawson
Looking for some information regarding trays. Specifically any current research/data if you know of any. For ...

Hi Rebecca,

According to AAMI Standards ST79, terminally sterilized items should be allowed to cool to room ...

Kathleen Teets
Good morning all! Does anyone have any experience of a reusable wrap for instrument sets for sterilization? What ...
I have never heard of reusable wrap for sets, once wrap has been through the sterilization method you can't reuse ...
Hollie Gray
Does anyone have an ERAS protocol they would share? I’m trying to create one for our hospital. Thanks H. Gray, APRN
Hollie Gray Category Ambulatory Surgery Jun '21
Jan Patrick Arrieta
Is it a requirement to provide the patient a list of administered medication postoperatively? Or only when the ...

It is not a requirement yet. You can always add the medication used into the discharge instruction if they request ...

Marie Barnes
I have been working in an Orthopedic ASC for over a year. At times, we have patients who will be scheduled for surgery ...
Marie Barnes Category Ambulatory Surgery May '21
Ozell Diaz Ozell Diaz May '21
Marie, you've asked a great question. For years we (periops) had this practice of moving patients with a history of ...
Jennifer Connor-Smith
We are currently mixing meds in our ASC for procedures. After reading the following guideline: 4.4.2 ...
We are also currently discussing this practice. Our pharmacy is looking into possibly mixing meds for us. I am ...
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 ...

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