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Carie Meyers
After reviewing the AORN 2021 statements, they don't have any clear cut guidance related to fingernail polish in ...
Hello, I believe the rule has always been 4 days or less with no chips. I cannot quote where I got that from, but I ...
Corinne Hajjar
Trying to create a set of questions to assess patient pre-op experience (ie. did they get all the information they ...
Katherine Bouchard
For Cysto cases can only Betadine Spray be used?

Katherine, can you provide more context to better understand your question? Thank you.

Brenda Falzone
Hi Everyone! Wondering if anyone is experiencing an issue with traditional hand scrub first scrub of the day VS ...
Hello, Unfortunately I think this is an ongoing issue in a lot of places. Those of us that have been around for a ...
Brianne Gallogly
Currently we have both Avaguard and Sterilim available at the scrub sinks and Avaguard available in the room for ...

We switched from Avagaurd to Sterilium several years ago. I agree with the physicians it is not as sticky. I also had ...

Stony Douglas
My owners are wanting to open a back table for the next patient while the current patient is still under going ...
Ozell Diaz Ozell Diaz Apr '22

Go through AORN Guidelines under Sterile Technique. You will find recommendations there. However, you should ...

Vida Tan
Does anyone have the Avagard dispenser in the OR rooms? We wanted them installed in the OR to minimize opening the ...
We have them in the OR’s. As well as Sterilium dispensers. The thought is to minimize the traffic to the outer hall. I ...
Hillary Engbers
What does everyone do regarding ‘dedicated’ shoes? Do you require staff to wear shoe covers into each OR case and ...

At my facility we do not require shoe covers for dedicated OR shoes unless there is the potential for gross ...

Kathleen Williams
If the sterility is compromised (small tear on clear packaging only) on the outer clear wrap of a supply pack, such ...

I would consider the pack unsterile. The custom pack inside is not completely sealed so there is no proof that ...

Susan Kemp
Where do you strip the linen from an inpatient bed? In the O.R. suite or out in the hall? Doesn’t changing in the O.R. ...

Out of the OR suite…definitely

NaKeisha Washington
Greetings Colleagues! Is anyone else experiencing the shortage/backorder of D & C suction canisters. If so what ...

When we are unable to get the disposables, we use the original glass jars and have sterile processing clean them ...

amy martin
I am trying to find information on the differences in surgical drains (hemovac, jp, blake, channel, fluted) for an ...
Karlie Peters
Does anyone have any doctors, especially orthopods, who use alcohol then chloraprep/duraprep? We have a few ...

We have some doctors that do alcohol before the prep as well. They just use exam gloves for the alcohol, then the ...

Michaela Smith
I am aware that for ASC the minimum staff requirements are one RN and one Surgical tech in the OR with the patient. Are ...
Jennifer Metrejean
What is AORN's recommendation for scrubbed personnel who wear false eyelashes? Is there a standard? Is it up to the ...
I happened to be looking this up yesterday as I found someone's fallen lashes in the restroom sink and came across ...

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