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Tracy Porter
Does anyone have a copy of the staff's role cards for MH crisis. I have found some but I am unable to print them off. ...
I do.  Email me at klehoskey@lrhcares.org and I will send to you Monday.

 
Donna Hale
I am seeking documentation requirements for use of the impella device as we are getting ready to implement soon.  ...
Amanda Barron
Is it a conflict of interest for the circulating RN to witness a surgical consent form on a patient for which they are ...
Donna Ostrofsky
We use metal containers as well as packaging materials to sterilize our instrument trays.  With regard to storage ...
Wrapped trays should not be stacked on of each other as stacking causes the lower trays to compress.  When upper ...
Karlie Peters
I am looking for anyone that has a checklist list to audit their department when it comes to Environmental.  We are ...
Are you looking at something for the environmental services staff or something for the OR staff?
Kathleen Hotz
CMS recently visited and wanted logs of temp and humidity monitoring in OR.  We are small critical access so do not ...
We use AeroScout Links.  It's app based, so I have to do everything from my phone, but you can generate reports and ...
Tabitha Hoffman
Hello! Does anyone have a Disaster Drill Evaluation form they would be willing to share? We do 4 drills a year, and ...
Melanie Graber
We are in the process of upgrading our Stryker Surgicount sponge counting system.  Unfortunatley the cost of this ...
Beverly Stiles
Can anyone speak to how you are documenting specimens in the EMR that are taken intraoperatively, but don't go to ...
The documentation inside the OR is the same.  I am not sure how the lab documents these.  

We enter the information ...
Felicia Mettler
Hello all my fellow Epic users.  We had a question come up today.  If a patient is coming to the OR to have an AV fistula ...
Felicia Mettler Category Documentation Dec '20
I believe it should be documented as an LDA as well.  That is what we do at our facility as well as the last facility I ...
Amy Siegfried
We have an experienced nurse who states that the return electrode needs to be placed on the patient so that the long ...
I do that but not for the capture of returning current.  All the returning current with be focused on the one half of ...
Louise Reyes
Hello! I work at a ASC in Alaska, assigned as Laser safety officer.  I was not formally trained to be one, but was ...
Amber Lusk
I am seeking to find the standard of care for recovery after a thoracentesis.  At our facility, we allow patients to ...
Melanie Graber
As we are all dealing with staffing changes during COVID surges in hospitals I am looking to see what others do with ...