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Elizabeth Page
Hi all!
I currently work at an asc and very rarely we will give insulin prior to surgery. When we do, we have 2 rns check ...
Candida Ardoin
According to OSHA, a fit test for N-95 face masks is required upon hire, annually and whenever a ...
Sara Helmrich
With the new CMS push for "Patients before Paperwork" ASCs are given the power to dictate when and if a ...
We require an H&P within 30 days of procedure/surgery and a surgical pre-assessment on the day of surgery ...
Nichole Demonbreun-Guffee
I am looking for information on policies about laundering scrubs at home for a small ambulatory surgery center. ...
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Heather Wise
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
This was happening at a facility i worked at, and they didn't go to a complete and thorough count sheet just a total ...
Melannie Stansell
I know there are several companies that have UVC lights available for OR use. Has anyone had great results with a ...
Keela Beasley
What id the recommended guidelines for fluid  deficit in hysteroscopies. Where can i find the guidelines?
Keela, 
The AORN Guideline for Minimally Invasive Surgery, specifically Recommendation 3, addresses ...
Trisha Evans
Can anyone give me an idea on how your preop clinic runs, and the process the offices go through to set up an ...
Trisha Evans Category Ambulatory Surgery Jul '20
Trisha Evans
We have recently purchased a new drying cabinet and storage cabinet for our endoscopes. I am looking for ...
Trisha Evans Category Ambulatory Surgery Jun '20
Lorraine Widdall
With no visible soil, what is your policy about frequency of cleaning the hospital curtains in the pre-op/PACU ...
We clean our Pre-Op and Curtain in PACU on a monthly basis or if soiled the same day.
Sherri Carrow
We are opening a new facility and will be having retina as one of our specialties. Does anyone have a blank ...
Donna Johnson
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
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
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 ...
Does AORN have a statement regarding not wearing a mask for certain minimally invasive cases like cystoscopies ...
Taryn Tomlinson
Hello all,
I recently began working at a new facility and have a question for everyone to weigh in on. Here, it does ...
I would ask the question to you and Anesthesia, If you have not interviewed the patient, who is doing the time out ...