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Marisa Burazer 123534
Any recommendations for a surgical hand scrub for staff with allergies to the coventional products (Betadine, ...
Maggie Tharp 343146
Would like to know what other organizations are doing in regards to letting observers/visitors/students come ...
We are looking at how we are going to bring back students into the OR. Has anyone found anything from AORN or other ...
Lorraine Widdall 613741
Two of our plastic surgeons that do digit reattachments are requesting leeches.  Do any of you use them?  What is ...
Lorraine Widdall 613741
With no visible soil, what is your policy about frequency of cleaning the hospital curtains in the pre-op/PACU ...
My clinic cleans them every 6 months. Honestly, I think that is too long.
Elizabeth Asher 119345
What patient warming system do you use for your open heart surgeries? We currently use the Kimberly Clark patient ...
Kimberly Farris 633763
We are revising our count policy. We are curious how other facilities count large retractor systems like the ...
Leigh Bartlett 390720
Does your facility document the grounding pad Lot #?
Yes we do, I started at a free standing Surgery Center 15 years ago. I was In a hospital prior and had never documented ...
Lorraine Widdall 613741
I know injectable for tx of pediatric/neonatal pneumonia (the FDA indication) is being pulled.  But all ...
Our hospital joint surgeons have been using irrisept irrigation for about two years now. The evidence from the ...
Mardalla Criswell 436032
Is there any documentation stating how many patients to nurses ratio for pre and post op patients? I am a small rural ...
I believe when a patient comes into PACU from surgery and has been intubated it is one on one,with another nurse ...
Julie Rehkamp 408534
Does anyone have a Robotic Orientation checklist i can use? Thanks.
Julie Rehkamp Category Equipment Jun '14
Good Afternoon,

AORN recently developed a Robotics Tool Kit that contains
  • a Robotic Surgery Education ...
Joni Turner 605410
How do your facilities run a code in the OR? Who runs the code and calls the code? Are your surgeons ACLS certified and ...
I am at a critical access hospital also. We do not have a code team, but if a code is called in the OR, the house ...
Sherri Carrow 618321
We are opening a new facility and will be having retina as one of our specialties. Does anyone have a blank ...
Sarah Goetz 612815
Looking for good definitions/examples to help educate staff appropriately on the difference between IRFO, ...
Michaelle Williams 341127
We have followed AORN standards for covering of set ups only when necessary. What is AORN's recommendations of ...
Michaelle,

Thank you for your question.  The recommendations you are discussing are in the 2020 Guideline for ...