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Bryanne Harrington
We are working in a mid sized urban hospital and creating a smoke free environment. We need help forming a policy to ...
We have not created a policy yet; however, we are pushing extremely hard to change the culture to have a smoke-free ...
SALMA BIBI
In time out process after "Sign In"  followed by induction how to confirm patient identity as patient is draped?
SALMA BIBI Category Worker Safety May '19
I am not sure what you mean by sign in.   We verify identity during our pre-op interview, and upon arrival in the OR, we ...
Avisha Risnear
Have you heard of any facility that runs Thromboelastography (TEG) tests in the operating room?  How about ...
Avisha Risnear Category Worker Safety Aug '20
We are in the process of training to use the TEG currently and anticipate a go live date in several weeks. Our ...
Eleonora Shapiro
What is recommended to wear if you are scrubbing and circulating in a covid positive case?
Eleonora Shapiro Category Worker Safety Apr '20
Eleonora Shapiro
What is the recommended PPE for OR staff when circulating and scrubbing. Seems everyone has a preference but is ...
Eleonora Shapiro Category Worker Safety Apr '20
Alison Binns
It has come up in discussions, the potential to reuse N95 masks during the crisis / shortage.  Reusing any surgical ...
Alison Binns Category Worker Safety Feb '20
Some hospitals are forcing nurses to reuse single use treatment masks too.  Confiscating mask supplies and ...
Kristina Jolliff
In light of the pandemic Covid-19 virus and critical shortage of PPE; will the AORN recommendations be altered to ...
Kristina Jolliff Category Worker Safety Mar '20
Maria Dunderman
We are currently trialing the Stryker Neptune smoke evacuator electro-cautery pencil. The hospital in which I ...
Maria Dunderman Category Worker Safety Oct '19
I was not at a pediatric hospital at the time, but the hospital made it mandatory to use smoke evacuation and ...
Cynthia Kildgore
I'm not sure if this is the correct place to begin this discussion but here I go...
I am looking for a solution to ...
Cynthia Kildgore Category Worker Safety Nov '19
We have the staff send the wires down to instrument processing in the case carts.  IP disposes of it in a large sharps ...
Merilee Templeton
I am looking for solid, reliable literature on what is safe and what is not when there is a pregnant circulator or ...
Merilee Templeton Category Worker Safety May '19
While I don't have a policy handy, we usually keep pregnant women out of fluoro cases if possible.  Also we don't ...
Rebecca Norton
Does anyone have a process/product they use to minimize the smell from TURPs? I know the smoke is particularly ...
Rebecca Norton Category Worker Safety Oct '19
Carl Simek
We are updating our protocol for staff that have been exposed to bloodborne pathogens. Our current practice is to ...
Carl Simek Category Worker Safety Oct '19
Barbara Garnica
Could some please provide/share their process on pregnant OR staff working with bone cement.  The only product ...
Barbara Garnica Category Worker Safety Oct '19
The AORN Guideline for Environment of Care, 10.12 notes that " Karnwal et al 168 reported that some studies suggest ...
Laurie Patch
We are close to implementing evacuation of surgical smoke at Lee Health in Cape Coral and Ft. Myers Florida. We hope ...
Laurie Patch Category Worker Safety Jun '19
Good luck to you Laurie! In Utah, we have sponsors and our bill should be introduced in the upcoming legislative ...
Heather Stubenvoll
One of the OR managers in my system asked if I knew what gloves her staff should were when technetium 99m is being ...