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Katherine Brown
Hi, I am working with a surgical tech with additional training who would like to harvest veins in open heart surgery ...
Hello Katherine,
There is a course for a surgical technologist to become first assistants  I've worked with ...
Maryfaith Persic
Hi, I am a clinical manager in the OR working on my MSN capstone.  I work at a small rural hospital that has 6 ORs.  We ...
Hi! 
Am I right to assume that you are not on a Case  Cart system? If so, what you can probably do that will help ...
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. ...
Woan-Hsiang Yeh
Does anyone have a policy to share  on fluid I/O monitoring, specially on TUR procedure? 
Thanks,
Woan Yeh, RN, ...
Shelia Holleran
I am reaching out to see what the opinion is on back tables leaving the department, or even facility.  Our nursing ...
Lynn Robertson
I am trying to get a Recycling program going in my ambulatory OR and want feedback on how others are doing it. I would ...
Terri Smith
I am needing to know is it necessary to document expiration dates as well as lot#'s on all cautery pads, drains, and ...
Terri Smith Category General Discussions Jun '20
Terry Holt Terry Holt Jun '20
Hi Terri,

While most documentation calls for the Serial Number/Lot Number, adding the expiration date should ...
Monica Harrelson

Hello all,

What kind of stirrup holder is your facility using for robotic prostatectomy cases? Im interested to ...
We use Allen stirrups for robotic prostatectomy procedures and use the stirrup holder on the left.   We also use ...
Jamie Ridout
Hi everyone!
I hope you are surviving these interesting times.
I am looking for a competency for an orthopedic ...
Kindal Yessick
Can anyone provide me the guidelines on documenting equipment in the intraop note?

Thank you!
In Meditech, there is a section for equipment and we add it accordingly, i.e. ESU, laser, insufflator, etc.  We ...
Vanessa Ortega
Hi to all,
With this Covid, procedure masks are distributed to staff at the hospital entrance. The staff and the ...
For our hospital, we don't consider the procedure masks handed out at the door (ones with elastic ear loops/like ...
Jennifer Dodson
Hello All
I would like to switch our string mop and bucket for a bucketless mop.  Do any of you use this in your OR? it is ...
Ashley Frederick
Hello all,
I have a facility that is starting to ramp up their total joint business and is looking to provide ...
You might check out the PERIOP 202 (I think that is total joints)
Amanda Woodward
Hello,

I'm putting together a short lab on scrubbing, gowning, gloving, OR etiquette, etc. for our medical ...
I, too , am putting together an orientation for medical students and look forward to the feedback. 
Terry Hayes
Do any of you have policy around bumping cases during regular working hours for emergent (to OR in 30 minutes) cases ...
Terry Hayes Category General Discussions Jun '20
We are level I, and within my ORs, the attending surgeons must speak with each other. Bumpee must agree. The OR is ...