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Darryl de los Angeles
Hello All, What does your institution/health system do when discharging patients post surgery to home by ...
Anna Sievert
I am just wondering what type of sponges Y'all use for a vaginal prep. At my facility we have 2 different kits. One ...
Hi Anna,
Our OR is using 3M SoluPrep Antiseptic sponges on a sponge stick for Vaginal Prep. 1 sponge at a time and its ...
Amy Lau
What is everyone's thoughts on making all patients that come to surgery a fire score of 3. Our facility RN's believe ...
I believe giving every surgery a fire score of three defeats the purpose of the fire score. It’s like having a unit ...
Carol Welch
Hey All, I started as a CST. Got my RN and have been a CRNFA for 26 years. Now things have changed tons through the ...
The scrub tech should absolutely conduct an initial count together, when appropriate. We only perform an ...
Liz Smith
I am hoping for some help/direction finding information on doing surgical preps. We have a wonderful young newer ...
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I would review the AORN Guideline: Patient Skin Antisepsis. I would also review Guideline Essentials: ...
Vicstachia Thomas
I have been looking for a position statement: Is the RN Circulator able to perform her/his duties while operating ...
While we do not have a policy or position statement, we do assign a second RN to manipulate the leg/HANA table for ...
Sonja Ganger
Hi, I work at a ASC and we do a lot of plastic surgery procedures.  Some of these procedures are very long 5-7 hours. We ...
Melanie Graber
We are in the process of upgrading our Stryker Surgicount sponge counting system.  Unfortunatley the cost of this ...
Amber Lusk
I am seeking to find the standard of care for recovery after a thoracentesis.  At our facility, we allow patients to ...
Joanne Campbell
Good morning,  Does anyone have a fluid warming policy they are willing to share or have any information?  Thank ...
We do not have a policy specific to fluid warming, it is combined with patient food, medication, and fluids.
We ...
Amy Siegfried
Good Morning, We are transitioning to using the SWITCH tool and noted that one has been developed for schedulers. I ...
Randy Hubbard
Hello, I am trying to clarify some confusion re the verbiage attached to incorrect initial sponge counts is the ...
We remove the raytec/lap pack 
Mary Bensmiller
What sterile product do you use to store cranial bone flaps? We are no longer able to purchase the container within ...
Kami Good
We are in the beginning stages of a retained foreign bundle audit, our ministry has implemented this and we are ...
For our facility counts are done on any item that has the potential to be retained. Therefore both soft goods and ...

      Jennifer Brown
      Hi everyone What is done with the placement of the grounding pad when the patient does not have any skin that is clear ...
       Hi AORN has released a new 2021 Electrosurgical Guideline. I did listen to this and looked at the PDF and I don’t ...

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