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Jessica Wagner
I worked somewhere where there was a medication builder for Epic, (but I can't remember where).  It would allow you ...
Jessica Wagner Category Documentation Jun '20
We use the Epic version from Mercy. Our pharmacy has built in several medication combinations such as Exparel ...
Carrie Stetson
Does AORN have a specific recommendation or standard that states how frequently operating room temperatures ...
Carie Meyers
We have not been charting the lot #s of the cautery pads, and we stopped charting the cautery settings a while back. 
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Carie Meyers Category Documentation Sep '20
Carie,

We currently use underbody megadyne pads and occasionally a cautery pad.  We have never documented lot #s ...
Angelina Rodriguez
Has anyone within our OR community worked with automated/electronic informed consents? If so, could you share ...
At the VA, we use iMedConsent. I’m not sure if it’s proprietary to the VA?
Kendra Hardy Dunnigan
HI, 
I wanted to see how other document the anesthesia type for a procedure when only local anesthesia was given (no ...
Angele Boucher
A patient had a femoral popliteal bypass.  While in still in the OR, the surgeon performs a Doppler after skin ...
Angele Boucher Category Documentation Jul '19
Angele,

No, we would not consider it a return to surgery unless the patient had actually left the OR.  

Liz
Robert Smith
At my facility, the OR staffs all C-sections. Recently, the OB staff has implemented a Quantitative Blood Loss ...
Robert Smith Category Documentation Jul '19
I agree, It was kind of dumped on us too.  We made a standardized sheet of what kinds of things we would weigh such as ...
Kelly Gibbons
We are updating some of our pre-op assessment documentation in our EMR in our pediatric hospital. Has anyone added ...
Kelly Gibbons Category Documentation Sep '20
Kim McGeoghegan
Does room temp and humidity need to be documented in the EMAR for each case?
Kim McGeoghegan Category Documentation May '20
We do not document this; however, we have a tracking system that collects this information. It can be identified ...
Joni Gutknecht
I have a question regarding tissue that is removed during the course of surgery, but is exempt from pathology ...
Joni Gutknecht Category Documentation Aug '20
Emily Hardin
I really need some clarification on this! I need to know if we need specific written orders for tasks performed in ...
Emily Hardin Category Documentation Jul '20
We had the same situation when we updated our EMR a couple of years ago.  We created a intraoperative order section ...
Margaret Vance
Hello everyone! 

We are looking to make some revisions to our count sheet. Would you mind sending examples of what ...
Margaret Vance Category Documentation Jul '20
Margaret,
Attached is the count sheet that we use and even though it is a worksheet, it is included with the ...
Amos Schonrock
Does your facility use a standardized preoperative skin assessment tool ..if so what tool?? ( CMUNRO, Scott ...
Amos Schonrock Category Documentation Jan '20
We are currently looking to add Scott Triggers. The rest of the hospital uses the Braden scale.
Interventions are ...
Theresa Bruno
Hi, would anyone be willing to share your care plan documentation on skin assessment.? Written or print screen ...
Theresa Bruno Category Documentation Jul '20
Theresa Bruno
Hi Everyone, I was hoping some of you would be able to share your skin assessment OR care plan. Either a hard copy or ...
Theresa Bruno Category Documentation Jul '20