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Kariann Perry
Has anyone seen, or have, a religious exemption policy for covid 19?
Kariann Perry Category COVID-19 Feb '22
Jennifer Rose
If we have multiple procedures scheduled (to-follow) in one room and they are all COV19 positive, do we need a ...
Jennifer Rose Category COVID-19 Jan '22
Julie Cahn Julie Cahn Jan '22

Jennifer, Make sure you review the AORN COVID-19 FAQs for all your COVID questions. Here is one on content similar ...

Laurie Gronowski
Working in an environment with no negative pressure capabilities and testing patients day of surgery, I have a few ...
Laurie Gronowski Category COVID-19 Jan '22

Laurie, we apologize for the delayed response.

The COVID toolkit located at AORN.org/guidelines/aorn-support ...

Stefanie Jeppesen
I am putting together PPE competencies as a refresher for staff and am trying to brainstorm ways to evaluate how ...
Stefanie Jeppesen Category COVID-19 Aug '21

Stefanie,

If you have no expired or non-surgical N95s available for practice, I might make cloth ones in the same ...

ayesha jeffries
Our facility is still mandating wearing a N95 mask on all surgeries. All scheduled surgeries are tested as part of ...
ayesha jeffries Category COVID-19 Mar '21
We are wearing an N95 for all patient care related activity even if Covid test was negative; we are no longer ...
DeAnna Melillo
Hello- Are any facilities doing a 2 week post op call to monitor for COVID??
DeAnna Melillo Category COVID-19 Mar '21
Erin Kyle
Can you help us at AORN by answering the below questions? We will be using this information in a partnership we have ...
Erin Kyle Category COVID-19 Feb '21
Tracy Porter
Does anyone have a policy for performing an elective procedure on a patient with a history of a covid positive test? ...
Tracy Porter Category COVID-19 Jan '21
Tracy,
Where I'm at, the health department or physician "releases" the patient as clear after a positive covid ...
ORNurseLink Manager
Register for AHRMM's FREE webinar on Wednesday, December 16 th , from 10:45 – 12:00 CST regarding OWS plans for ...
ORNurseLink Manager Category COVID-19 Dec '20
Donna Ostrofsky
Good Morning, One of our staff shared and asked the following concern/question: During a procedure for a CoVid-19 ...
Donna Ostrofsky Category COVID-19 Nov '20
Hi Donna,
Thank you so much for this question regarding surgical smoke and COVID-19. Though it is difficult to ...
Debbie Miranda
Hello All, I combed through previous documents but could not find this topic covered, I hope someone can offer some ...
Debbie Miranda Category COVID-19 Nov '20
Debbie,

Thank you for your question. It looks like you are looking for perioperative nurses to respond on how they ...
Kim Johnson
Good afternoon!  Does anyone have any information regarding the use of the forced air warming systems (Bair ...
Kim Johnson Category COVID-19 Sep '20
I have not heard of this at all, so I thank you for the heads up to research it.  If I find anything out I will let you ...
Donna Amado
Hi All, In my desperate attempt to help my daughter return to school safely I volunteered to do PPE training for her ...
Donna Amado Category COVID-19 Sep '20
Bethany Dreier
Any procedure guidelines for care of the pt (pre-intra-post op) post positive test after waiting the recommended ...
Bethany Dreier Category COVID-19 Aug '20
Maria Raciti
Hello Everyone, I was wondering what you all are doing when swabbing a surgical patient that is an emergent/urgent ...
Maria Raciti Category COVID-19 Aug '20
We swab our patients prior to coming to the OR
Maria, would you mind sharing your policy for a covid + patient in the ...

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