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Laura Bader
We were cited by Joint Commission during our last survey for not opening our box locks on our instruments enough and ...
Bethany Dreier
What facilities let surgeons or patients keep explants? For those that do, what is your process (throughout ...
Lisa Russo Lisa Russo Aug '20
At the hospital I am at we have a request for release of biomaterials and/or prosthetic materials form that is ...
Michael Thomas
Anyone have the latest EBP for decon processes for known COVID-19 positive patients or patients under ...
Michele Giampolo
Does anyone know if an IFU is required for an Instrument Count sheet if it is placed inside of a dental bag? We have an ...
Rachel Kelly
Recently our CS department and CST's have had some disagreements about clamping instruments.  Everyone ...
Tammy Bilyeu
If the ST discovers a clamped instrument and that instruments is immediately removed from the filed without being ...
Hi Tammy,
In our facility we reject the entire tray.  And depending on the situation we may break down the whole back ...
Jean Piccicacco
Is a sterile instrument tray still considered sterile if a hair is found in tray
 
Claudia Gomez
Does anyone know how often we should run the flash pack containers through the washing-disinfection machine? ...
John Costo
Has anyone encountered staining on their blue-wrapped sets following steam sterilization? 
We actually have. What type of wraps are you using? 
Allan Bullington
If one of the layers is intact, is it still sterile?  I have looked in the AORN guidelines and I haven't found a ...
Allan,
We commend you for contacting the manufacturer as the AORN Guideline for Sterilization Packaging Systems ...
Nicole Szopinski
Has your facility implemented a reprocessing plan for single use glidescope covers in case they become ...
Nicole Szopinski
Has your facility implemented a reprocessing plan for single use glidescope covers in case they become ...
Wendy Coleman
Do we need to use endozyme cleaner or can we just use a detergent disinfectant prior to rinsing and putting ...
I have a question along the same topic. When you have a tray that is considered contaminated due to a hole in the ...
Nicole Knudson
Hi- I'm wondering how other facilities disinfect tourniquets between patient use.  We have been sending ours to ...
Mark Bakey Mark Bakey Feb '20
I work at an orthopedic and spine specialty center.
Zimmer used to have a wrap for isolating the cuff from the ...