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Rene Holden
Hi everyone! Reaching out to see if anyone here has competencies for nurses that do the pre op testing. I’m trying to ...
What type of testing specifically? Please be more specific
Nicholas Derkowski
Hi friends, On busy days, the circulating nurse has to search for the preop nurse who has moved on to the next patient ...
We have the same issue. Our pre op nurses check in multiple patients. We do have their names on our tracking board so ...
Connie Garrett
I have been awarded the green light to start a periop 101 residency in our operating room. Is there any assistance to ...

There are several resources available directly from AORN, including a sample schedule that can help. I believe ...

Kathryn Kuhn
Hi everyone, I am a new Surgical Services Educator at a regional hospital. My position was vacant for the past two ...
Kathryn Kuhn Category Novice Nursing Feb '22

Hello all,

In response to Kathryn Kuhn… I too am a new Surgical Service Line Educator (newly created position). ...

Melissa Green-Heck
We are looking into getting new technology to help with RSI's. I am wondering if there is anyone that has a device ...

We use the Stryker SurgiCount. Super easy to use.

Sarah Brooke Ezell
Hi everyone. I work as a circulator and have learned to scrub neurosurgical cases. Recently, I’ve been asked to ...
Beth Ball Beth Ball Jan '22
No we do not pay more for an RN scrub. If you would ask the tech how much they are being paid, you will realize you are ...
Leigh Bartlett
Hello everyone… I am looking for what makes a successful mentor? or what the new nurses are looking in a mentor? Is it ...
Gina Gomez Gina Gomez Jan '22
A mentor to me is someone who is like a teacher. Someone who will show me how, why, and when things are done. A mentor ...
Penny Nwazue
Is there an online Periop101 program that I can register for self-study. I am an OR nurse planning on returning to ...
Penny Nwazue Category Novice Nursing Dec '21
Sandra Conaway
Does anyone have a formal training plan for the nurses who work in Labor and Delivery that do their own C-sections? ...
I believe there is a separate peri op 101 for csections.
Elizabeth Hutchens
Hi Everyone! I am a new preceptor on our Labor & Delivery unit, specifically in our OB OR. the previous preceptor ...

Elizabeth, if someone get these to you would you be kind and forward these to me too. Our state does not have any ...

Victoria Moore
Hi Elizabeth - I would appreciate a copy of your orientation documents. Thank you in advance ...
Victoria Moore
Please send the orientation documents as well. victoria.moore2@mercy.net Thank you!
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

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