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Karen Johnson
We are a pediatric hospital and we would like to know if other pediatric hospitals count instruments for organ ...
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I am OR nurse in Montreal Children’s hospital. We’re doing full instrument count for organ procurement ...
Kadee McKoin
My hospital uses Cerner and we have had some issues with consistency on surgery stop vs anesthesia stop and out of ...

We typically use the time anesthesia charts and each one of the anes providers does something different. Not the ...

Nancy Loiland
What is your practice for managing fluid warming. We are being asked to date for 24 hours then remove and discard. ...
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I am a Scientific Affairs and Education Specialist for 3M and a Registered Nurse. I specialize ...
Joee-lin Smith
Reaching out to see if your facilities provide patients with a new surgical mask in pre op? One facility I work at ...
Maria Esparza
In our OR, we are to use a wet prep kit to clean the genitals after inserting a foley. We use the providine swabsticks ...
Jenny Stoner
Hello, I'm trying to find out the best way to handle a surgical count for ALIF/pelvic fx procedures. Our policy ...

Hello,

At one of the hospitals I worked at, they had implemented a policy that there would be a final X ray taken at end ...

Duyen Liang
Hi, I'm reaching out to see if other facilities are experiencing the same issue. At my facility in the Operating ...
From a liability standpoint I would explain to the anesthesia personnel that administering/pushing propofol is ...
Lura McGrath
Good morning all! Does anyone have an audit tool they use for count audits? I thought AORN had one, but I cannot find ...

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Kathryn Kuhn
Hi, Our Endoscopy team is required to complete training and competencies on retained procedural items (RPIs), ...
Steven Ference
What is your facilities best practice for sutures that are no longer in boxes? Example would be 1 or 2 sutures left in ...
Janice Hahn
Does your facility count instruments on Open Heart Cases? If so, what is the workflow and at what point are ...

We count all instruments, sponges, etc with both circulator & scrub concurrently. Viewed concurrently & counted ...

Karin Sekelsky
Hello, I wonder if someone has a good solution to adding two EPIC ID, date/time to the T&S specimens drawn in the ...
Eva McCullock
How do you instruct your New to the OR Nurses to do the time out? Recently I confronted a nurse that was rolling across ...
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We have a laminated poster that details the time out. It emphasizes that everyone should stop what they are doing ...

Rachel Rager
Has anyone implemented a scanning system for counting sponges?
Margaret Fast
I am interested in any guidelines you may have on inserting a urinary catheter and/or performing ISC in the OR. We ...

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