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Alyssa Youngquist
I manage surgical services in a small critical access hospital. Our facility has a materials management ...

Hi Alyssa, we have a OR Resource Coordinator position (also does the surgical scheduling). Happy to discuss if you ...

Lisa Woodall
How does your operating room assign holiday call for Thanksgiving and Chistmas/New Year? Currently we assign two ...
Shannon Sessoms
Hello all, looking for ways to not only increase the number of survey responses we get back, but also increase our ...
Jodee Helm
I am a manager for our L&D OR at my hospital. Can anyone help me with some good ideas for my CSTs for surgical tech ...
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Michele Petersen
Hello, we recently purchased a c-arm and are working on getting up to state specifications to use it on our small 1 ...
Eileen Giordano
I feel like open scheduling would be chaotic. With first come first serve, would offices schedulers stay open ...
Leigh Bartlett
Hello everyone, I was asked to reach out to see if anyone has ever implemented a 100% Open OR schedule.. 1st come, 1st ...

@Leigh Bartlett I do not but I'm curious to see if anyone responds to you that has an open schedule. Thanks for ...

Tana Carpenter
Does anyone have a detailed succession plan for Manager and Director Surgery Services?
Mariana Boyle
Our organization is hoping to partner with an expert in OR orientation who may be able to evaluate our orientation ...

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Courtni McLaughlin
I am curious how other critical access hospitals do their staffing. We are currently growing rapidly with adding 3 ...

@Courtni McLaughlin
We are not a critical access hospital but we are a smaller community hospital and growth can be ...

Corinne Hajjar
Hi AORN, Any standards/guidelines on turnover times for a surgery? Specifically for orthopedic spine cases? ...
Angela Johannes
Hello, My name is Angie Johannes, Director of Surgical Services at Winona Health in Winona, MN, and I am interested ...
Bridget Berns
Hello, wondering if any of you utilize RN / scrub tech team leads and if so do you have a separate job description and ...
Julie Zorn Julie Zorn Jul '22

@Bridget Berns Yes, my current facility has been able to create OR Specialty Coordinator positions for RN's. My ...

Kathryn Kuhn
I'm curious to know how other facilities maintain their preference cards. Our hospital system uses Cerner's ...
We have four people who edit the preference cards. They are senior techs who look after their specialties ...
Brenda Kendall
Seeking information related to the following roles RNFA, PA, NP-RNFA, and how they function within the OR. Do any ...

@Brenda Kendall
Are all RNFA? or do you allow assisting by an ARNP/FNP/CNM who were trained by their MD ? I have been ...

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