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Zenda Carnell
Hello everyone, I am an RNFA finishing my RN-BSN program, and I am doing my capstone EBP project on a nursing ...
Zenda Carnell Category Novice Nursing May '21
Zenda,

We are a large Level 1 Trauma Hospital and we have one person dedicated to onboarding new staff, current ...
Betsy Simpson
Hopefully this is in the right place to get good advice...I still feel relatively new to my OR Education role and ...
Betsy Simpson Category Novice Nursing May '21
Hi Betsy,

I am a new grad OR Nurse who will be entering into my 6th month in this specialty and want to share my thoughts ...
Tracey Young
Hello, Does anyone have an official mentor program that they would be willing to share information on? Thank you, ...
Tracey Young Category Novice Nursing Feb '21
Sue Burke
Does your organization incorporate the operating room into the Nurse Residency program, as a workplace setting ...
Sue Burke Category Novice Nursing Feb '21
Yes, my hospital has incorporated the OR into our nurse residency program. We have 2 cohorts that come in Feb and ...
Jennifer Metrejean
Good afternoon! I am looking for any training tools available to AORN members for preparing new grad nurses to ...
April Dzik April Dzik May '20
I am interested in this as well.
Karen Knapp
VOTING MATTERS! While we are all saddened by the cancellation of AORN Expo 2020, the business of the association ...
Karen Knapp Category Novice Nursing Mar '20
Robert Rives
Hi everyone. I am very curious to see what other facilities have in place for orientation and training for new grad ...
Robert Rives Category Novice Nursing Mar '20

Our current training program is 7 months.  Each intern receives seven weeks of instructive didactics and skills ...
Eileen Giordano
How are people dealing with traffic in Total Joints? Are staff, relieved for break, lunch? What about anesthesia ...
our total joint rooms go into "lock down" for the duration of the case and nobody is allowed to leave.  Does anyone ...
Debra Worley
We have a surgeon that insist on using a raytec to absorb blood during a laparoscopic procedure.  There are 2 ...
Debra Worley Category Novice Nursing Jan '20
Hi there, Rachel here from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I work at the Children's OR. I'd love to hear more feedback ...
Susan Sharp
Who should bear the burden of cost to replace worn instruments that belong to the vendor?  We have a vendor that ...
Susan Sharp Category Novice Nursing Aug '19
If they break in our staffs hands for instance driving in a drill bit or screw, by dropping something or if something ...
Amy-Lauren Sheyer
Has anyone had any experience with a peer support/mentoring program established in your OR for new nurses? If so, ...
My RN new grad residency program utilized a mentor. This person was ideally not from the same department and was ...
Emily Andersen
At our surgery center we are beginning to see a gap in our generations of employees. We have alot of younger newer ...
One method we have used was to have the more experienced staff write up and share some of their more ...
Joanne Muyco
  Hello, I was wondering if anyone could provide a general timeline you use for training in a CVOR specialty: New ...
Joanne Muyco Category Novice Nursing Jun '19
Bradley Jacobs
We are looking at purchasing Alexander's for our peri-op training program. The newest edition(16th) was ...
Tracey Young
Do you do counts for D and C TY
Tracey Young Category Novice Nursing Feb '19
We do 3 counts with D&Cs: beginning, end and when the legs come out of stirrups. 

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