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Cara Pals
If your facility is doing glo germ audits on OR turnovers: - How are you getting them completed? - Who is performing ...
Rhonda Carney
Does anyone currently use UV lights for end of day cleaning? If you do, what brand or type do you have? Would you have a ...
Erin Turley
Is there such a thing as a Perioperative EVS certification? If not does anyone have any examples of competencies ...
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Karlie Peters
I am looking for anyone that has a checklist list to audit their department when it comes to Environmental.  We are ...
Are you looking at something for the environmental services staff or something for the OR staff?
David Clibrey
I run a small ambulatory surgery center with only 1 operating room and I'm looking for suggestions on how to improve ...
Rosanne Metcalf
In the 2017 AORN Guidelines for Peri-Operative Practices it clearly states that ( V.e.1. Aerators on faucets ...
My facility just went through this before COVID.  We had a state inspection, and when rounding with IP they found ...
Cara Rich
We are mixing a bleach solution for cleaning.  We want to switch to a product that does not need mixed by staff.  What ...
Hello Cara!  I work with Ecolab Healthcare and would be happy to recommend products for cleaning of your ...
Joette Eyser
Is anyone using UV lights for decontamination of OR rooms?
I have them in my budget for this year starting in August.In the near future UV lights could become a standard of ...
Emily Hardin
We are on back order with Cavi wipes and the hospital wants us to use spray bottle Virex. I have always known we cannot ...
Hi Emily,
We hear that the shortage of pre-saturated wipes is continuing even as manufacturers try to step up ...
Jessica Gruendler
How are you labeling e quipment or bins in ORs? Is there a environmental cleaning approved label on the market or are ...
Sharon Ponting
We have used several of our OR's and anesthesia machines as ventilators and ICU's for our ICU overflow.  Has anyone ...
Amanda Buchanan
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 ...
Ashley Low
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 ...
Becky Kopka
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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Amy Swaffer
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!

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