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Amy Siegfried
We have an experienced nurse who states that the return electrode needs to be placed on the patient so that the long ...
Jane Fogg
Hello, at my previous employment at a hospital, we had and used a binder with Pediatric Emergency Drug Dosages for ...
Does your Code Blue cart utilize the Broselow tape to help determine correct dosing? They are available to ...
Joni Gutknecht
I have a question regarding tissue that is removed during the course of surgery, but is exempt from pathology ...
Rachel Rager
Has anyone evaluated using shower caps in surgery?  We are very low on surgeon caps with no expected ship date.
Shower caps are very hot.  We tried them on patients, and they came out of OR with dripping wet heads.  We found an ...
Jayme Chase
Can anyone tell me the best practice for disposing of hysteroscopy fluid containers? Right now we are putting the ...

Hi, I tried to reply to you on site but got anerror!! Anyway, can you pour this into a hopper or in soiledutility ...

Melannie Stansell
I know there are several companies that have UVC lights available for OR use. Has anyone had great results with a ...
Sabrina Townsend
Anyone know if there is a limit to the length of time it can be open?  With a set of eyes on it?  I have the OB department ...
Michael Thomas
Anyone have the latest EBP for decon processes for known COVID-19 positive patients or patients under ...
Michele Giampolo
Does anyone know if an IFU is required for an Instrument Count sheet if it is placed inside of a dental bag? We have an ...
Rachel Kelly
Recently our CS department and CST's have had some disagreements about clamping instruments.  Everyone ...
Tammy Bilyeu
If the ST discovers a clamped instrument and that instruments is immediately removed from the filed without being ...
Hi Tammy,
In our facility we reject the entire tray.  And depending on the situation we may break down the whole back ...
Molly Litchfield
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Just trying to figure out what other organizations are doing for pre-op testing. What time frame is ...
Illinois Dept. Public Health for "elective surgeries": within 72 hours of date/time of surgery. Nasal swab NOT ...
Patricia Castellano
I would appreciate any input from Ambulatory Surgery Centers that are doing Total Joint Replacement.  We ...
Heather Leizear
Hi I am hoping to get some guidance and recommendations on what facilities have in place as far as white boards. I was ...
Hi! We do have whiteboards in the OR. Items on it are: Patient's Name, Allergies, Blood availability, Countable ...