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Kim Tyhurst
Hello, what is the current count practice on abdominal approach spine cases? Do you just count soft goods/sharps ...
Alicia Szczesniak
We currently have our surgeons sign our specimen requisition forms as part of our debrief process. However, one ...
Meredith Kopp
for those who have recently (within 6 months) been surveyed by TJC, what standard is being used for disposal of ...
Rachel Kelly
Hello! We have a couple GYN providers that scrape a specimen with a curette, dip the curette in formalin to release ...
Good morning. Like you I would also be concerned, as Formalin is a carcinogen. Here we do not dip the curette, but ...
Linda Lee
hello, colleagues! we have a new neurosurgeon at our facility. they are interested in using wisps of cotton or a ...
Nicole Donohue
We've just started implementing use of lighted retractors for our THR and other orthopedics. Does your facility ...
Sabrina Bryan
All, what is your facility policy / practice for instrument counting during thoracic and/or abdominal approach ...
Hi Sabrina,

in my experience as a scrub tech, we did not count instruments in any of the hospitals I worked. Just soft ...
Linda Lee
hello! during a mock survey, the question was asked re: temperature of the solutions in the warming cabinet. we ...

@Linda Lee
The information I received from Baxter regarding warming of solution is as follows:

Plastic pour ...

Rita Bixby
Do you utilize the preference card as a standing order for intraoperative meds? We recently recognized we do not ...
Tonya Wade Tonya Wade Nov '22
When we're short staffed..which is almost daily. As soon as the physician walks in the OR, I confirm with him/her: ...
NaKeisha Washington
Happy Friday and Happy Veterans Day Collogues! Anyone willing to share policies or best practices for our ...
Maria Ingram
Hi, I am looking for references, articles, any resources in regards to immediate postop nursing care for EVAR/ ...
Stefanie Scott
There was a topic about allowing patients to walk into the OR. But I have a somewhat related question. Does anyone ...
Brenda Larkin
Wondering if anyone allows scheduled, elective patients, such as, C-Sections to walk to the OR for procedure? If ...

@Brenda Larkin
Have done that in the past, no reason not too.

Maggie Tharp
Hello. How are your patients being marked for bilateral sites with different procedures being performed on each ...
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