Recent Topics

Relevance
Sara Da Fonseca 507609
Currently we have custom packs with single use bowls and kidney dishes etc which are used for medications such as ...
Reusable medicine cups, bowls, graduates (pitchers), and basins are stainless steel and often sold by the same ...
Marisa Burazer 123534
Any recommendations for a surgical hand scrub for staff with allergies to the coventional products (Betadine, ...
Marisa,
The AORN Guideline for Hand Hygiene recommends working closely with your occupational health and ...
Michaelle Williams 341127
We have followed AORN standards for covering of set ups only when necessary. What is AORN's recommendations of ...
Michaelle,

Thank you for your question.  The recommendations you are discussing are in the 2020 Guideline for ...
Catherine DeLandra 438012
Some organizations have chosen not to cancel elective surgeries.  Staff is asked to reuse surgical masks, so they ...
Hello Catherine
We are asked to keep our N95 masks (if one has been given, they are now all under lock) for a week and ...
Rosanne Metcalf 147070
I recently have an employee who insists on wearing his personal t-shirt under his surgical scrub top.  When I ...
A warm up jacket that is buttoned up will cover up the chest hair,  I know because I have to wear one as well. 
Jeffery Woods 326669
Looking for air exchange recommedations for operating room and sterile, non-steile storage areas, Sterile ...
Melissa Boyer 579838
I'm trying to see if anyone has any guidelines/thoughts/information on this topic.
Consider this scenario, we ...
Normal isolation precautions can be used while the patient is going to sleep. Once asleep, droplet exposure would ...
Tracy Bennett 591149
Hello all!  I work with Plastic Surgeons and with the recent Bacitracin pull by the FDA,  what are your surgeons ...
Hi Tracy, 

We are in the the same transition. Haven't found anything yet but research points to possible ...
Kimberly Hall 546992
Hi, Can anyone share their hospitals practice on staff breaks (circulator, scrub techs, and anesthesia) on total ...
Joint cases are usually fast. Staff break relief during joint cases would be ideal during closure time or turnover ...
Stacey Cosco 629704
I was wondering if any other organizations are exploring cloth surgical masks as we face a shortage of supply.  ...
These are strange times allowing for new ideas. My thought would be that the masks "should" be laundered by ...
Carolyn Hankinson 130881
Has anyone changed their PPE practices due to current shortages?  
Contributing to the shortage of masks would be theft.
No change in clinical PPE practice, just change in the way we ...
Beverly Stiles 159392
After reading Lisa Spruce's article in the January 2020 AORN Journal, I'm asking the group for clarification on ...
If I'm taking off the metal band and the stopper then I am pouring the medication--in theory nothing has touched the ...
Jeanie Brown 341019
Does any one know of evidenced based recommendations regarding the wearing of false eyelashes in the OR as either a ...
Elizabeth Hitt 622037
We have implemented a colon bundle including the use of wound protectors, dedicated closing tray, and sterile ...
You need executive buy in and chief of surgery buy in, our surgeons were told if they want to do surgery at our ...
Ronda Zimborski 565043
Hi
I have found little research/articles (2) on when it is appropriate to insert the foley for GYN cases that a ...
While I do not have any evidence, we prep the patient and then the surgeons insert the foley from the sterile field.