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Barbara Puzzella
If a patient has endocarditis or pericarditis what wound class are you making them?
Jennifer Brown
Hi We utilize ASPAN's Recovery Nurse Orientation education modules for our new PACU hires (and in other ...
Rebecca Rawson
Does anyone have any resources on what falls within the scope of practice for surgical techs? And more ...
Rebecca, I am not sure about Surg Tech's but if they are anything like the scope of practice for RN's and RNFA's, it is ...
Eileen Giordano
We recently had a consultant in the OR that asked about our policy on cloth hats in the OR. Our policy states that ...
Our teams can wear cloth hats. They must be laundered if visibly soiled. Laundry is done by hospital linen.
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Lindsay Fitzpatrick
We just had a company at our facilities for a mock TJC survey - the surveyor cited that we did not check the patient ...
Laura Marran
My team is asking about the best practice for counting on our combination rib fixation/VATS procedures. ...
Jennifer Brown
My hospital may be looking at obtaining an electronic text messaging system for both pre-op and post-op ...
I would be interested in this info as well. We no longer allow family members in due to Covid and providing adequate ...
Alyson Stalzer
We are looking for policies, procedures, and/or guidelines related to the use of imaging for retained objects in ...
Hi Alyson, we're neck deep in reviewing this process at my facility. As a Trauma Center we do a lot of Therapeutic ...
Alyson Stalzer
We are looking for policies, procedures, and/or guidelines related to the use of imaging for retained objects in ...
Lindsay Knoll
It can be challenging at times to get our surgeons to arrive promptly at their scheduled surgery time. Our facility ...
We report all first case late starts each month at our shared governance council. The medical director and/or the ...
Rachel Rager
How do you handle your suture cart? Is it on wheels so that it can be rolled to a room for a trauma or emergency case or is ...

We have two suture carts that are identical. They are on wheels and get sent to SPD after every use to be re-stocked. ...

Jennifer Speth
Hello, I was wondering if anyone has experienced heel pressure injuries among patients in deep trendelenburg, ...
Christine Cruse
We are preparing for Joint Commission and I am wondering what specific topics they are looking for this year from ...
I think that our surveyors were unique in that they were very specifically interested in sterile processing. Have ...
Tiffany Lowther
Hi everyone I am at a large Level 1 Academic Medical Center. We are looking to update our current practice for ...
Elizabeth Kovacevic
Hello, When moving a patient in a lateral position with pillows between their legs, is it necessary to remove the ...

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