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Vincent Miller
When inspecting instruments in assembly is it okay to flush lumen/cannulated instruments to ensure they do not ...
I'm going to assume they have already been through sterile processing? if so, then no you wouldn't want to do that. ...
Daniel DeVries
Do you have any guidance for intentionally retained countable items that remain partially out side the skin, ...
We dont count the drain just let PACU know that there is a drain or like youve stated a closure device.
Stefanie Scott
Hello all - I'm trying to gauge what facilities are using to lateral transfer patients in the OR setting and their ...
Georgia Papoutsakis
My facility is considering a process change for the filling of the anesthetic gases on the anesthesia machine. ...
Our anesthesia technicians are filling. This is part of their orientation and requires completion of a procedure ...
Jennifer Connor-Smith
We are currently mixing meds in our ASC for procedures. After reading the following guideline: 4.4.2 ...
Angela Johannes
We recently have had some issues with maintaining our stock of DuraPrep and ChloraPrep patient skin antisepsis ...
My name is Kim Prinsen, and I am a nurse working in Clinical Application Engineering at 3M Company in St Paul, MN. The ...
Donna Ostrofsky
At our organization we perform all counts on all procedures. What is AORN's stance specifically regarding ...
cheryl davis
Hello, I was wondering if anyone is using elapsed time clock in their OR's? I do not see a regulatory requirement for ...
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Funmi Adebayo
Does anyone use transfer mats during robotic surgery? We have been using the Remuv transfer mats with the pink ...
Demi Broderson
Hi everyone! I am interested in receiving feedback regarding POCT testing. We have new leadership and have had ...
Our POCT department requires initial, 6-month, and 12-month training and demonstration of competency and then ...
Elizabeth Frey
We are a plastic surgery center and for our facial procedures we use betadine surgical scrub 10%, prior to Covid we ...
Not quite what you’re seeking, but we use 3M remover lotion. Might be a better solution than messing with dilution ...
Leslie Thorsen
We are receiving conflicting reports abour the use of gel pads used as an arm wrap to tuck the patients arms at their ...
Hi,

here is the link: https://www.aorn.org/essentials/positioning-the-patient

We used gel pads to wrap the ...
    Jennifer Brown
    Hi all per AAMI, "Rigid sterilization container systems should be placed on shelves below absorbent items." Is ...
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    Yes blue wrap and peel pouches are considered absorbent. They should always be placed above coffins as coffins ...
    Laurie Patch
    It was suggested that we do another skin prep after the patient is draped. I have several concerns with this. The OR ...
    I have never heard of reprepping after draping, nor any evidence indicating to do so. Prepping reduces bioburden ...
    Amber Moore
    For as long as I can remember, we've used a particular mirror defogging solution in our Dental (peds & adults) and ...

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