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Brenda Knutson
Our facility is looking at storing sterile xi arm instruments in OR room cabinets. Would love feedback if any ...

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We store our instruments on a large cart in the core. We do not have room in the actual ORs to store ...

Molly Kucera
How do you provide your teams with education for the variety of scope cleaning in the OR? Thank you for your help. ...
Mary Luberda
We had water droplets visible inside a blue wrapped basin set. We did not use it. and requested that all basin sets in ...

@Mary Luberda If any set/item on a load is wet, we consider the entire load wet and re-do the whole thing. Often when ...

stacy mockridge
Could anyone share if they have heard that AAMI is now recommending a 2 room flow for scope reprocessing? We have ...

Hi Stacy,

AAMI Standard 91 addresses the processing environment. They recommend 2 rooms whenever possible. Here ...

Lisa Riggs
Does anyone know of an expert that I could contact regarding issues with poor water quality and impact on ...

Hi Linda,

A good place to start is with the AAMI TIR:34 which provides guidance for critical water (water used in ...

susan buttiglieri
There is a flap on the DaVinci XI robotic arms. Do you sterilize your arms with the flap open or closed?
Patricia Meloy
We have noticed dark stains on the very tops of the tips of some of our finger mats. This has never happened before. We ...
Karen Leis
When a case is cancelled and the instrument set has been opened in the OR but not touched, do any of you take the ...

We go through the complete decontamination process. I'm curious what others do.

Candace Little
Is anyone reprocessing suction containers and lids in sterile processing as there has been long term continuted ...
Kelly Harrouff
We do all of the instrument processing for our CAH building. How should scissors be packaged? We had been told to put ...
I am looking forward to hearing from colleagues on this as well. We experienced a similar situation in which we had a ...
Rebecca Roe
Are there any regulations, guidelines, or policies that refer to artificial eyelash enhancements?

Great minds think alike Rebecca. This has been on my mind as I am very strict about fake nails, jewelry and it came to ...

Kristin Tilbury
What are the current standards for indicators in multilevel orthopedic/spine trays? Does an indicator have to be ...
Hi, AORN addresses this. You should have one in the furthest corner of the tray itself and then one one each level.

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Jennifer Brown
Currently, we are using the AAMI ST 79 section on running 3 biologicals after sterilizer installation, repair, ...
Emily Zylstra
Can you tell me if your facility has the OR techs pushing the colonoscopes while the Dr. "drives"? Thanks.
Sherry Evans
Is anyone monitoring temperature and humidity for sterile items that are transported to another location. Our ...
Hi,

The Joint Commission speaks to this:

Decentralized locations where small quantities of sterile items are ...

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