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Patricia Whitehouse
When doing plastic procedures, the physician markings applied in preop are somewhat compromised when betadine ...
Provide the patient with PCMX soap to wash off the layer of skin oil while they are still in pre-op. This might help ...
Andrea Catbagan
What will be the wound classification for an external fixator removal?
Andrea, 

This is a great question. First, the team must agree that there is a surgical wound involved. If there is no ...
Rachel Bledsoe
I have 2 things I would like to see how other facilities handle regarding consents. 1) If your H&P, order, and ...
This is when the surgeon's  p re-op.note  plays an important role.
The surgeon's pre-op.note have to be recorded ...
Jolyne Fadyshen
Hello all, We have a new staff nurse who has developed contact dermatitis on her arms(from the wrist to the elbow). ...
We have actually had a small number of staff develop reactions to our standard sterile gown, as well as the ...
Sonja Ihler
I was wondering about suggestions for arm tucking on high BMI patients. Any suggestions?  Sonja Ihler RN CNOR CVOR ...

Use a circumferential ' ulnar protection gel pad '. Palm to the side, thumbs up. Cradle tuck the arms with the draw ...

Donna Ostrofsky
We have an RN who had previously worked in the OR for 2-3 years, then left to go to Radiology, and is now back in the OR ...
Valarie Grant
any consistent - skin assessment - in documentation advise? RNs want to have consistency in this area.
Kathy Carter 67
I am the Surgery Educator and have an RN interested in CNOR. Unfortunately, our company dropped Periop101 a few ...
No, you must work in the OR fro 2 years prior to taking the exam

Sonja Ihler 
Patricia Whitehouse
I want to know what other free standing surgical centers and hospital operating rooms are doing about lactated ...
Different I.V. bag manufacturers may have different warming instructions; check with your brand. We use B-Braun ...
Sara Helmrich
I am wondering if anyone has information regarding the new guideline for LAST rescue kits as we are a small ...
Sara, I have found a reference for you and actually anyone/any type of organization to use to ensure readiness for ...
Karen Veit
Hi Everyone.  With Bacitracin being pulled from the market by the FDA and no longer available.  The Antimicrobial ...
Karen Veit Category General Discussions Feb '20
We have one Dr. using povidone iodine and the other using Vanco.
Andrew Veitch
Doing a survey to find out which organizations across the USA have their OR RNs scrub regularly. Many younger RN's ...
Jessica Butler
Hi everyone! I have been the clinical nurse educator for all procedural areas at my facility for a little over a year ...
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I used a resource I found on this site- search "Amazing Race" I followed it pretty closely and it was very ...
Rachel Bledsoe
We are going to be providing  Electroconvulsive therapy ( ECT) at our facility soon and I am looking for some ...
Brandy Seider
Is anyone willing to share their facilities temperature and humidity policy. We follow the 30-60% but trying to ...
Hi Brandy,
Here is a link to AORN’s Guidelines Essentials Environment or Care. It also includes draft policies and ...