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Shannon Collette
Hi all! We have a burn room in our OR and use 4ml Epinephrine mixed with NSS. We use the 30ml bottles of epi and take out ...

Hi Shannon,

Once a vial is opened it should be used within 1hr. You have a great idea regarding saving the discarded ...

Laura Humes
Does anyone else hire scrub techs that have not been to any formal training? By example, they were a patient ...

It is overwhelming. We have done it in the past, but it did not work out well, so we will likely not do it again. Feel ...

Kristina Streb
Do you consider suture anchors and corkscrew anchors as implants?

At my facility we do count any type of anchor as an implant and document it within the patients chart.

Douglas Herndon
Check out the charities we are trying to help support this year! 50/50 means one person walks away with half of the ...
Danielle Livermore
How would I go about finding my local AORN Chapter?
Danielle Livermore
I manage a small OR in a rural hospital setting but we desperately need a scheduling system not just for OR cases but ...
Sheila Grimes
Do you store Hemostatic agents (surgifoam, etc.) in a locked box? Or do you store it in a your supply area or OR ...

Hi Sheila,

We store gelfoam, surgicel, fibrillar, nu-knit and thrombin in our Pyxis. We store Surgicel snow, ...

Amy Brunson
Does anyone have ideas on how to retain surgical techs?
Ashley Hutson
Hi all. Does your facility have PRN nurses sign a contract? i.e. stating they will work a minimum of a certain amount ...

We do not have a contract but we do have guidelines that they are required to follow that is similar to the hospital's ...

Paula Marentay
I'm looking for responses from Academic Medical Centers on the rates of pressure injuries for operative ...
Kathleen Langerman
The manager has announced that a new call shift will be starting soon. This team will be salary, 50 hours a week, ...

This is very interesting and creative! I believe that the only way we are going to be able to continue to staff our ...

Renegade Scott-Feagle
Does anyone's facility have a program in place to promote certification and advancement for Sterile Processing ...
Ashley Sampson
At your hospital, how many nurses do you staff in pain injection procedures? Especially if you are doing RFA ...

Two.

Phyllis Meneses
Does anyone in California use athletic trainers as surgical assistants in the OR? My Orthopedic surgeons want to ...
Rena Hopkins
We are in the process of revising our on-boarding clinical experiences for new graduate nurses. What is the time ...

At our hospital it was 6 months for Clin 1 RN but I think that was too long. Don't need to see every single service. Open ...

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