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Leslie Cassel Kelley
Do you document the amount of arthroscopic fluid irrigation on the operative record? Document pump settings ?
Jennifer Eberle
Curious if anyone has ran across concerns with the use of electrocautery near hair with heavy product use or ...
Jennifer Eberle Category Equipment 11h
Britta Devolder
Has anyone experienced or heard of instances with overloading a circuit breaker intraoperatively? If so, was ...

Either have an electrician wire 240 V or create a room layout binder of the OR room for different cases/scenarios, ...

Jeanette Christy
Are PTFE pledgets that are non radiopaque used as suture bolsters considered to be countable?
Hi Jeanette, I live in Winnipeg Manitoba. One of my surgeons uses a pledget on his proximal anastomoses for an open ...
Rose Wheeler
QIf the drape is too long and drags on floor does that mean the drape must be replaced. Q2 does the person setting up ...
Kendra Hardy Dunnigan
I am reaching out to see if there is anyone from an ASC performing total joints. I wanted to see if you could share your ...
Premier Bone and Joint in Laramie, WY.
There are 2 RNFA's that work there, and though they do the majority of their ...
Lucinda Yankech
How does your facility mark for laterality for sinus surgery? We are having discussion about this. Currently our ...
Constance Hart
Does anyone know a good reputable site or articles that states why unopened medications need to be stored at 60-65 ...

Since there is nothing specifically documented by AORN on ranges, I would reach out to your site's pharmacy ...

Catherine Jennings
We have a staff member who is allergic to Avagard / CHG. All is well in the OR when she uses betadine and wet scrubs for ...

Morning Catherine. At our site in Southeastern Wisconsin, we had several team members that were sensitive to CHG ...

ORNurseLink Manager
Find out the latest information for respiratory protection from NIOSH and other federal agencies. Note that ...
Christena George
I was wondering what other facilities do with regards to cysto carts. Our surgery staff maintains a cysto cart with ...

We have a Cysto cart for bedside. The unit that uses the Cysto cart is responsible to return the cart to SPD. Then SPD ...

Jennifer Brown
Currently, we are using the AAMI ST 79 section on running 3 biologicals after sterilizer installation, repair, ...
J G
What does your facility's policy state in regards to counting during an emergency? If an initial count was not done ...

Hi JG

Here is what our Policy says:

EMERGENCY CASES:

a. It may be necessary to forego the accepted count policy and ...

Emily Zylstra
Can you tell me if your facility has the OR techs pushing the colonoscopes while the Dr. "drives"? Thanks.
Mary Todd
Has anyone had any experience using the Polaris 600 sold by Drager for their overhead lights? Can you tell me the ...
Mary Todd Category Equipment Aug '21

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