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Angela Johannes
We recently have had some issues with maintaining our stock of DuraPrep and ChloraPrep patient skin antisepsis ...
My name is Kim Prinsen, and I am a nurse working in Clinical Application Engineering at 3M Company in St Paul, MN. The ...
Laurie Patch
It was suggested that we do another skin prep after the patient is draped. I have several concerns with this. The OR ...
I have never heard of reprepping after draping, nor any evidence indicating to do so. Prepping reduces bioburden ...
Amber Moore
For as long as I can remember, we've used a particular mirror defogging solution in our Dental (peds & adults) and ...
Monica Skeat
Hello- Does your hospital send the pump tubing clamps, used by the perfusionist, to sterile processing for ...
Hollis Brown
Hi everyone, We were informed by an infection control specialist that we can't have a nutrition fridge and snacks ...
Interesting.
I would ask for the specific standards they are referencing. I have been involved in several ASCs, I ...
Sarah Hunt
During our recent mock JC visit our campus was sited for opening sterile gloves on top of a soiled linen hamper. The ...
As an IP, I would say that isnt the best process. Can you have a disinfected mayo stand near for this? This would also ...
Michael Bozzo
We use a standard dry-erase marker and eraser in our OR suites to manage counts and other communication. I fear that ...
Christine Cruse
Looking for input or the way your facilities prep using chloraprep if hair is still present. For example, it was ...
Susan Lynch
Recently, we had to IUSS an implant for an emergency situation (hole in wrapper, no sterile alternative ...
Hi Susan,

We very rarely flash an implant but if we do, we always do a 10 minute sterilization cycle. Our autoclave ...
Theresa Haines
Looking for information regarding clean closure. We currently have policy for clean closure, but I would like to ...
Interested in this also. Would anyone be willing to share closing policy/protocol? List of supplies contained in ...
DeAnna Melillo
How often are these required to be cleaned (other than visibly soiled)? Quarterly, Annually? Thank you
Weekly
Ashley Kelley
Hi! looking to see if there are any asc ip rn’s that have any advice or recommendations for starting a water ...
Ashley
Check to see if there is already a water quality policy within your facility's emergency plan. I would start ...
Rebecca Alvino
Good morning, I'm querying other facilities that use the Endomag SentiMag system directly on sterile tissue ...
Erin Yingling
What infection prevention techniques do you use at your facilities to prevent surgical site infections in ...
Antibiotic Selection and Timing
Periop Bathing and Nasal Decolonization
Closing Bundle, clean instruments, ...
Karen Geittmann
Our facility recently had a change in supplies and we are no longer receiving sterile saline in our port kits in the ...

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