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Karen MacDonald
Looking to find out what the evidence shows on staffing for robotic procedures. DO you provide 2 scrubs for these ...

During a hysterectomy instruments may have to be exchanged and/or the camera needs to be cleaned. If there is only ...

Bridgette Hanson
I am trying to find out AORNs position on cavity counting during a c-section and am having difficulty finding it.

What is the question? You count when the uterus is being closed just as you would count when the bladder is closed, ...

Dixie Weldon
What are some strategies everyone is using related to the bovie pad shortage?
Dixie Weldon Category Equipment 4d
we use megadyne k gel pads. simply clean between procedures.
Karen Johnson
We are looking at implementing adjunct technology with our manual counting practice in the OR. I am interested in ...

Following. Currently using only sponge counter bags for accountability but compliance is spotty. Stryker and ...

Marie Barnes
Hello! Our center is trying to come up with ways to help better our environment and go more green :) We all know how ...
Talk with your vendor reps about recycling. I know Stryker has an expansive recycling program.
Lois Hayworth
Mary Luberda
What wound protector products are you using for open colo-rectal and HPB surgery. We routinely use wound ...
Jodee Helm
I have an MD that wears glitter on her face around her eyes every day and I have found glitter on the floor of the ORs ...
Jeanne Luke
This question was posted about a year ago and still seeing the issue without a resolution. Chloraprep IFU states ...
Joan Ruby
Anyone out there banning these for staff in the OR and SPD? There is nothing in the surgical attire standards yet
Belinda Waterman
Hello. I have tried to find guidelines for how often it is recommended to clean lead aprons? I have contacted the ...

Our hospital is in the same situation. If you find any information could you forward it on please?

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Ginger Daniels
Who is ultimately responsible for completing and returning the device tracking paperwork for implanted medical ...
Shanna Mueggenberg
Hello. We are a level II trauma center and have an RN and and a CST in-house at all times. In addition we have staff on ...
As a community hospital, we have a call house nearby for staff on call. For local staff, they must be available ...
Kimberly Mitchell
Do you have a standard process to document something like a broken piece of a drill bit or trial that cannot be ...

Kim, we don't currently have a policy on this, but, the retained item should be documented in such a manner that it ...

Kendra Hardy Dunnigan
I am reaching out to see if anyone has any clear guidance as to what procedures can be performed in a procedure room ...
Hello Kendra, the ASHRAE guidelines are a great resource for rooms requiring humidity and temperature control. ...
Kimberly Queisser
Currently in our facility, when a code is called in the OR, staff from outside of the surgery department do not ...

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