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Elizabeth Page
I’m trying to look for new ideas for our annual mock codes. What have you all done? Also, does anyone do yearly ...
I work in an acute care OR setting as the Education Coordinator. We have been using simulation drills for MH, Fire, ...
Melody Falsis-Mittelbuscher
Hi! I need input from anyone regarding how much time do you give notice to PACU prior to your patient leaving the OR. ...
Melody,

I work in an academic facility as well and we are required to give 15 minutes notice.  I agree with what you ...
Lindsay Knoll
Every fall our OR holds a competency fair.  It looks different every year - the staff seems to enjoy it being ...
Dear Lindsay, 
I know this year has been a struggle for most of us....I did a simulation on Fire in the OR in our ...
Justina Powell
I would like to ask how other organizations are reporting pressure injuries acquired in the operative setting?  ...
Carie Meyers
What quality indicators are you tracking for pediatric surgeries? primarily OP procedures (ENT, etc).
Thanks in ...
Susan Pepin
Dear friends:
We are happy to share with you that “First, do no harm”, the short film by The ...
Kristy Wheeler
Theresa Emerson
Dear Colleagues,

I am reaching out for you insight into transport of patients to and from the OR prep/pacu areas.  ...
Our patient care assistants and transporters can transport with IV fluids and antibiotics infusing. They cannot ...
Brenda Chapman
For those that are smoke free, how do you determine when a procedure produces enough smoke or uses the bovine enough ...
All procedures that produce plume should utilize local exhaust ventilation (Smoke Evacuation). No amount of ...
Susan Valente
Is anyone Still interested in combining zoom meetings with other chapters?
I think it would be beneficial to all to combine zoommeetings.
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Elizabeth Yates
I would like to know if your OR has a policy regarding taking call after a certain number of years of service.  

Thank ...
At our facility we don't have to take call after being in the department 20 years.
Susan
Mary Flanagan
Can anyone guide me to find info re: removing the "lids" (tops) from all of our wheeled hampers? I thought either TJC ...
Deborah Cote
Does anyone have a creative way to do a chart review and educate proper, complete documentation?
What about watching staff document and take notes?  Good way to pick up on tips/ tricks to document more ...
Pamela Messina
To all surgical nurses that specialize in Plastic and Aesthetic surgery as well as nurses interested is getting ...
Anne Miller
Good afternoon.  Implants in the OR - not having more than one implant in the OR at a time.  I am trying to find ...
Anne Miller Category General Discussions Sep '20
Hi Anne,
Can you please expand more as to what you mean by not having more than one implant in the room at a time?
Thank ...