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Kristina Streb
Hi, what are people using to protect hands when patient is in lithotomy and will be having a laparoscopic ...
Jeanne Luke
Does anyone have a weight based dosing resource for use with pediatrics? Specifically looking for max local ...
Thomas Ludwig
When doing surgery on inpatients does your hospital complete the pre-op on the inpatient unit and transport the ...

Thomas,

I can only speak for my site, as I have only worked in the surgical services area at my current site. Our ...

Susan Scully
Hello all. I am new to adult perioperative nursing (worked in Pediatrics for 19.5 years). Does anyone have a ...
Rafael Pichardo
Good day everyone, I am sure many of you are experiencing the same challenges that we are here in our small Critical ...
Maria Haley
To ensure Surgical Site Marking on patients who are darker skinned and where the site marking is not as visible. ...
Britta Devolder
Has anyone experienced or heard of instances with overloading a circuit breaker intraoperatively? If so, was ...

Either have an electrician wire 240 V or create a room layout binder of the OR room for different cases/scenarios, ...

Jeanette Christy
Are PTFE pledgets that are non radiopaque used as suture bolsters considered to be countable?
Hi Jeanette, I live in Winnipeg Manitoba. One of my surgeons uses a pledget on his proximal anastomoses for an open ...
Lucinda Yankech
How does your facility mark for laterality for sinus surgery? We are having discussion about this. Currently our ...
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J G
What does your facility's policy state in regards to counting during an emergency? If an initial count was not done ...
J G Category Patient Care and Safety Aug '21

Hi JG

Here is what our Policy says:

EMERGENCY CASES:

a. It may be necessary to forego the accepted count policy and ...

Amy Holloway
We are a four room OR and the fire extinguisher is located in the core. During an intraoperative fire time is ...

Yes. We have in each OR Suite.

Julie Brinegar
Hello, I have a question in reference to the updated recommendation from AORN in November 2020 on the monitoring of ...

We do pre-op blocks for many cases. These injections happen in a pre-op holding area and the patients are monitored ...

Jennifer Schleyhahn
At your facility, do you perform an instrument and soft count on closing both the uterus and peritoneum?
Hi,

per AORN you are to count before closing a hollow organ.
Patricia Schlagel
When ureteral stents are placed to identify ureters in various surgical procedures who removes these stents ...

Are you referring to who documents the removal of ureteral stents prior to leaving the OR?

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