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Marie Barnes
Sorry that this is a long post... I have worked both in the hospital and in ASC environments and they both do ...

Great post! It is frustrating when we see this. However, there are many different ways to have the consent process ...

Melannie Stansell
My hospital is wanting to create a new position for us. We are wanting to hire a Surgical Retractor Holder. Any ...
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We created a position called a "surgical assistant." This allowed for surgical tech's or on the job ...
Laura Heffley
When hanging items i.e. patient rights and responsibilities, in a patient care room, are thumb tacks/push pins ...
I would not use thumbtacks or push pins, because like needles, they could cause injury to the patient or anyone else ...
Tonya Clark
Does anyone have a resource for an instrument room checkoff list for RNs who fill in the role of CRCST?Thank you!

I do not believe I have seen one, but I am new to Perioperative Nursing. I am however interested if someone could ...

amy martin
What is the difference between a Blake drain and a Jackson-Pratt drain?
Lori Griffith
I would like to connect with someone from an ASC that is performing cardiac cath and PCI in the ASC. Please contact me ...

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I am the director of nursing for an OBL/ASC in the final construction phase, planning for first patient June ...

Stony Douglas
I work in a very busy Cataract and Retina Surgery Center. Recently my physician owners inquired about opening a ...

I would give suggestions such as: have another tech for turnover so you can have that tech help clean and open the new ...

Monica Skeat
Hello- I am interested in what other organizations are using for myringoplasty paper patches. It seems that ...
Monica Skeat Category Ambulatory Surgery Apr '22

Hi. I've been a pediatric OR nurse for over 30 years. Over the years, I've seen a variety of things used for “paper ...

Renee Frederick
When wrapping instrument sets, specifically the heavy Ortho sets, is it ok to not only use the double ply blue ...

You should use a product that is designed for that and not a bed sheet. They make inner wraps for that purpose and edge ...

Cherri Ashton
I would refer to the manufacturer's recommendations and develop a policy from there.
Kendra Hardy Dunnigan
Do any ASCs currently doing Cardiac Cath procedures (with/without Anesthesia provider) have a patient ...

I am looking for information on this subject as well. Would like to connect with someone from an ASC that is ...

Melanie Ouellette
I work in a free-standing ASC that performs total joint arthroplasties. We have run into prolonged hypotension ...
Theresa Rapp
Are you performing these procedures in your OR? Do you have any policies you would be willing to share? For the ...
Theresa Rapp Category Ambulatory Surgery Mar '22

We have performed TEE in the OR but only because it is done concurrently with another procedure. If we add TEE on our ...

Marilyn Morson
Hello everyone, How do you safely transfer liquid medication from a premixed IV bag to the back table safely? Is ...
Mike May Mike May Mar '22

Use and IV bag decanter.

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Marie Chapman
Our facility uses a surgical pack company that uses a carboard box to store surgical packs. The company has data ...

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