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Kristina Streb
Hi, Does any of your facilities require surgeons to mark their initials AND put the level "L4-L-5" for the surgical ...
Yes, The surgeon that will be actively involved in the surgical procedure is required to mark their initials on the ...
Amy Siegfried
My facility partners with and provides education for the local school of medicine on surgical hand antisepsis, ...
Michelle Lemmons
We have had a few AORN chapters and facilities reach out to us (I work for a Key Surgical) to request a speaker for ...
Kristina Streb
Hi, what are people using to protect hands when patient is in lithotomy and will be having a laparoscopic ...
Sonya Hale
Hi. Does anyone have a developed checklist for additional daily, weekly, monthly type assignments such as ...
Carole Mayes
Exploring Operating Room Nurse Turnover Current and/or P revious Operating Room RNs Needed for Research Study ...
Cara Pals
What do your staff/surgeons use to stay cool while scrubbed in? We are acclimating to newly-enforced recommended ...
Karla surdynski
I am curious to know what everyone's call response time is. We currently have to be in house 20 minutes after we are ...
We have a 30-minute response for first call (C1) and an hour for the second call (C2). That is only because we do not ...
Stephanie Hock
Can anyone share with me your protocol for performing regional blocks in the Pre-op area? We would like to perform ...
Caroline Tchamanian
We are trying to understand the guidelines from CDC when it comes to Airborne Contaminant Removal in regards to air ...
Daniel Rojek
I am looking for a policy or procedure that can be shared regarding your hospitals stance on sales reps setting ...
For my hospital, we in the OR are ultimately responsible for consignment trays. When we have a tray placed, it is ...
Michelle Stacey
Interested in how other facilities accept and manage add-on cases. Who takes the posting, what is criteria for ...
Usually, the surgeon or his nurse call the department directly and then we have central scheduling put the case on ...
Elizabeth Yates
I would like to know what your practice is for tucking arms on patients with a higher BMI in which padding or gel wrap ...
We use plastic sleds that have padding on the sides with a little extra foam in areas that need it.
Jeanette Cowen
Does anyone have a policy about not transporting patients in their inpatient beds to the OR, unless they are ...
Patients under isolation are usually sent to OR on their hospital bed and usually taken straight to the room where ...
Alyse Seibert
My department recently started a department based shared governance council. We are struggling with ...
Here are a few ideas for your OR shared governance council. Hope this helps.
1. Creating custom procedure packs
2. ...

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