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Jennifer Metrejean 602359
Good afternoon! I am looking for any training tools available to AORN members for preparing new grad nurses to ...
I am interested in this as well.
Robert Rives 636794
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
I just started in February as a new grad and have a 9 month orientation program. I'm in a suburb of Chicago. We spend ...
Karen Knapp 183172
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
Emily Andersen 620547
At our surgery center we are beginning to see a gap in our generations of employees. We have alot of younger newer ...
Kim Long 620967 Kim Long Jan '20
Is there a link to this education
Amy-Lauren Sheyer 400484
Has anyone had any experience with a peer support/mentoring program established in your OR for new nurses? If so, ...
Does anyone have any information on implementation of Peer Mentoring at their hospitals? How was it implemented? ...
Eileen Giordano 177588
How are people dealing with traffic in Total Joints? Are staff, relieved for break, lunch? What about anesthesia ...
Mike Young 630096 Mike Young Jan '20
Maury Regional Medical Center performs a variety of total joints including knees, hips, and shoulders.  ...
Debra Worley 580318
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
Julie Zorn 561671 Julie Zorn Jan '20
I have seen surgeons use a raytec through a trocar, but as stated in earlier posts, it was only when a kittner did not ...
Tracey Young 408782
Do you do counts for D and C TY
Tracey Young Category Novice Nursing Feb '19
We count before the case, after the case and when patient legs coming off from the stirrups for all D&C and D ...
Paula Loane 601646
Hi all,

I've recently accepted a position as Peri-op educator (OR, Endo, Cardiac Cath, IR, CSD) working under ...
Paula Loane Category Novice Nursing Jan '18
Kim Long 620967 Kim Long Sep '19
As nurses that graduate today there isn’t any operating room experience or sterile processing experience that is ...
Susan Sharp 615291
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
Julie Zorn 561671 Julie Zorn Sep '19
If it is tray that the Vendor truly owns, I typically would have them replace it.  Is it a tray you are using to place ...
Kelli Warden 262957
How does everyone perform the QC on your cell savers? Do you get the K+, Heparinized saline % and Hematocrit or only ...
Kelli Warden Category Novice Nursing Apr '18
At my facility the anesthesia techs are trained to run the cell saver. Perfusion will run them for cardiac cases but ...
Ruth Nash 149026
I am a retired. Surgical Service Director of 26 years . RN 56 years. In 1961 the womens movement decided to clean us up ...
Ruth Nash Category Novice Nursing Jul '17
I certainly agree with a lot of these points being made.  I have been a RN for 22 years and when I went to school I had to ...
Lynne Bindon 136080
Does anyone have a nurse intern program that you would be willing to share the curriculum? We are trying to energize ...
Lynne Bindon Category Novice Nursing Jun '18
Does anyone have a simplified orientation program for an EYE ASC center that you are willing to share?
Thank you
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Kirsten Bergstrom 585122
How do scrub techs compare to CNA's, if they do?  Specifically, if a nurse on the floor delegates to a CNA and the CNA ...
I might be misreading this situation but this seems to be more of an administrative issue than pointing fingers at ...
Crysta Fischer 602668
I am an RN with 15 years experience but new to the OR.  My end of fellowship presentation will be on the workplace ...
Good evening from Florida, first, I am compelled to say that I am so sorry that you have had a negative introduction ...