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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 ...
Kiki Ralston
I have my administration insisting that we add a negative air pressure unit to our positive air pressure OR? What ...
Kiki Ralston Category COVID-19 Aug '20
I would suggest either building a permanent or obtaining a portable anteroom.  This would protect both the staff ...
Kendra Hardy Dunnigan
Is anyone changing their practices for COVID testing prior to surgery based upon the CDC recently released ...
Kendra Hardy Dunnigan Category COVID-19 Aug '20
Justina Powell
Anyone using a patient education handout/brochure that informs the patient of the protective measures that your ...
Justina Powell Category COVID-19 Aug '20
Dorothy Ochoa
What is the recommendation on care of the surgical instruments, after use, on COVID-19 patients, prior to ...
Dorothy Ochoa Category COVID-19 Aug '20
Instruments should be handled the same as they would be for any other procedure or on any other patient. 

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