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Jodie Carothers
Our facility suspends a DNR when a patient goes to surgery. It is reinstated when the patient arrives on their ...
A facility that I previously worked at had a Purple sheet that was in the front of the paper chart.  It identified ...
Suzanne Motley
Does anyone have a policy about pediatric patients bringing blankets/stuffed animals to the OR with them? Could ...
Mollee Beaty
Hello! We are trying to implement clipping into our preop nursing bundle instead of needing an order for it or ...
Mollee,

We do not require an order for hair clipping.  For our Open Heart Cases, clipping is done in the pre-op area ...
Rebecca Norton
Does anyone have some good OR PI indicator ideas to share? We've done colon bundle compliance,OR/PACU handoffs, ...
Amanda Buchanan
Hello.  For facilities that use SurgiCount, do you use the SurgiCount system on all cases that you perform a manual ...
Hello!
At our facility we use the SurgiCount for every case that we use laps and/or rays.
Amanda Buchanan
When is the appropriate time to do the Pre-procedure time-out in an ENT case where the surgeon injects local into ...
Hi, I believe it would be best practice to do the Time-out before the surgeon injects as this is part of the ...
Lisa Bryant
We are evaluating smoke evacuators for our health system.  I would appreciate any feedback on what you are ...
For evaluations, pick companies that have 4 stage ULPA filtration, automatic on/off, easily changeable filters ...
Amber Lusk
We are in the beginning stages of implementing Quantitative Blood Loss at our rural hospital. This will be a ...
You may want to check AWHONN and ACOG for recommendations.
Shosha Beal
Are there any facilities using neptune suction as a liposuction machine?
I would reach out to your rep and find out if it's even approved for that use. My guess would be that it's not.
Debra Sweezey
I run a GI ASC. We occasionally get patients who aren't prepped enough and need an enema. What is other GI ASC's doing ...
Two surgery centers I have worked at with GI the preop nurses had to administer either a fleets enema or a saline ...
Tashma Watson
When and where do your patients have their pacemakers interrogated before surgery??
Terri Francis
Do you count large ortho sets or implant sets such as a screw set?  We are being pushed by the Providers to count trays ...
Terri,

We do not count large ortho sets or implant sets.  I cannot imagine having to do this.  We do not take a film at ...
Maggie Tharp
We currently count instruments prior to the case (when known that a body cavity will be entered), closure of a body ...
Maggie,

We recount only instruments that were in use during the first count.  This mostly consists of forceps, ...
Kimberly Farris
We are revising our count policy. We are curious how other facilities count large retractor systems like the ...
Kimberly,

We count the blades, clamps, lollipops and knobs.  We do not count the bars or posts. 

Liz
Jennifer Metrejean
What does your facility to prevent specimen errors? Prevention of mislabeling patient names, specimen names, ...
Jennifer,

We verbally confirm what the surgeon stated and clarify pathology versus culture, and frozen if ...