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Emily Hardin 618559
We are on back order with Cavi wipes and the hospital wants us to use spray bottle Virex. I have always known we cannot ...
Jessica Gruendler 206302
How are you labeling e quipment or bins in ORs? Is there a environmental cleaning approved label on the market or are ...
Sharon Ponting 310250
We have used several of our OR's and anesthesia machines as ventilators and ICU's for our ICU overflow.  Has anyone ...
Becky Kopka 620913
what is the recommendation, guideline, standard regarding letting the OR sit with doors closed after a scheduled ...
Check the below link for guideline from CDC

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Amanda Buchanan 513956
When I trained many years ago, I was always instructed not to take the trash for that case out of the OR suite until the ...
I work at a large level 1 Trauma Center, Magnet, and teaching facility.  We teach and require that all trash remain ...
Lindsay Knoll 490995
We are having some issues with our current cleaning wipes.  Staff do not feel as though they are "wet enough", so we ...
Our infection control came to us years ago and said that the wipes out of the plastic canister did not have enough ...
Ashley Low 598208
Does your facility strip down the OR bed after every patient use?  For instance, taking off the mattress pads to ...
Greetings-

We do not strip down the whole bed when it is a minimal contamination case, like a tonsil or hernia. We ...
Renee Privette 468351
I would like to know if during room turnover if everything is cleaned (wiped down) in the room even if it is not used ...
Hi Renee, I am the AORN Coordinating Council Practice representative and would like to answer your question as ...
Amy Swaffer 513248
We are trying to develop an "end of day" checklist. This list would be basic and apply to all OR's. For example, all ...
Here you go! Hope it is helpful!
Sheryl Malin 145452
Greetings All,

Does anyone have the new AORN checklist for terminal cleaning?

I would love for you to share it if you ...
I would like a copy too!
Laura Figliomeni 602021
Is it nesessary to mop OR floor in between bloodless surgeries, examples  cataract and endoscopic carpal tunnel ...
Per AORN Recommended Practice it is only necessary to mop when the floor is visible soiled. AORN has a great cartoon ...
Amanda Brady 358927
We recently had our Joint Commission survey and we were cited because the surveyor found one of the nurses standing ...
I believe it is according to the manufacturer's DFU, so check that first?
Stephanie O'Driscoll 353368
Good morning!

We are reviewing standards and best practices for turnover of surgical suites.  We are looking to ...
Interesting that you just post this, I am looking for almost the same thing. In addition, I am also looking for; when ...
Christopher Bejil 619898
Should the mattresses on the OR table be lifted EVERY time the room is turned over or only when visibly soiled and ...
I strongly believe that the mattress should be cleaned on both sides every time. According to ECRI's Top 10 ...
Carrie Lill 546956
Just wondering if any facilities have adopted the practice of cleaning the OR with bleach wipes after all bowel ...
What was the rationale behind what they were recommending? Most facilities have adopted bleach wipes for C-diff ...