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We have had staff musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, some requiring surgery (back and shoulder). The ...
Category Ambulatory Surgery 45m

Usually, when we flip patients we use a minimum of 4 people depending on weight. More if possible, including the ...

Rose Wheeler
QIf the drape is too long and drags on floor does that mean the drape must be replaced. Q2 does the person setting up ...
Rose Wheeler Category Ambulatory Surgery Sep '21
Kendra Hardy Dunnigan
I am reaching out to see if there is anyone from an ASC performing total joints. I wanted to see if you could share your ...
Premier Bone and Joint in Laramie, WY.
There are 2 RNFA's that work there, and though they do the majority of their ...
Terri Carpenter
I would like to know what the guidelines are for monitoring local cases. I work in an ASC that does only Pain ...
Melissa Coy
Are there any ophthalmology surgery centers performing short cycle sterilization?
Melissa Coy Category Ambulatory Surgery Aug '21
Only for dropped item team needs back and no replacement is sterile, not the routine for set ups.
Kristina Streb
Does anyone allow small children/babies to be carried in the RN's arms to the OR? We do not allow the parents into the ...
I have worked at an ASC where the RN or CRNA would carry small children in their arms into the OR. Another member of the ...
Shannon Lindsay
Has anyone had an event where either a Malyugin ring or flexible iris retractor was retained? Thanks

I am currently working at an eye surgery center and we perform up to 60 cataracts a day on a very busy day. I have not ...

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 ...
Jean McCoy Jean McCoy Jul '21

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 ...

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