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Rosanne Metcalf
In the 2017 AORN Guidelines for Peri-Operative Practices it clearly states that ( V.e.1. Aerators on faucets ...
Renee Privette
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 ...
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 ...
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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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 ...
Lindsay Knoll
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
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 ...
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!
Sheryl Malin
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
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
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?