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Kami Good
We are in the beginning stages of a retained foreign bundle audit, our ministry has implemented this and we are ...
Julie Mobley
Could you please advise if the use of Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor is appropriate for use for terminal cleaning  in the ...
Consult with the AORN Guideline for Environmental Cleaning recommendation 1.11.  This recommendation speaks ...
Ludmilla Paulovich-Rolim
Hello all, What are  you preparing the heparinized solution with? NS irrigation? NS IV? 
Dear Ludmilla,

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Denise Timberlake
What is AORN's stance on ureteral stents?  Are they an implant?
Dear Denise,
Thank you for your question regarding implant classification. A recent clinical issue in the AORN ...
Patricia Castellano
Does anyone have a reference for the "skin Knife" being used throughout the surgical procedure.  I believe that ...
Hello; thank you for your question.
There are a couple of mentions of discarding the knife used to make incision on ...
Regan Ramos
Good day: As the perioperative nurse educator at my facility, I was asked if PEGs need to be documented as an implant ...
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Regan,
The FDA definition of medical devices that require tracking is located here:  ...
    Valarie Grant
    We currently permit the radioactive seed placement on a breast procedure to be the "Site Marking"  Consents ...
    Valarie, 
    The AORN Guideline for Team Communication states that the "patient's identity, procedure, and ...
        Lynn Ondishko
        Good afternoon..    Does the surgeon has to be scrubbed in to start  the time out in surgery or do they just need to be ...
        Lynn,
        The need for the surgeon to be scrubbed in for a time-out was not specified in any of documentation reviewed. ...
        Valarie Grant
        Any guidelines - recommendations  - Surgical Technologist inserting indwelling catheters in the Operating ...
        Hi Valarie,

        Thank you for your question asking about guidelines or recommendations regarding surgical ...
        Kelly Coleman
        We have always had Techni-care for patients with betadine allergy for areas that chloraprep can not be used. We are ...
        Good Morning Kelly,

        Thank you for your question. I see you are asking what products people are using in the scenario ...
              Beth Jacobs
              Hello,     Can the RNFA perform the initial count while the circulator is checking in the patient?
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              Beth,
              No, the RN Circulator should perform the initial count with the scrub person. Here is an article that ...
              Lucille Miller
              What solution should be used for vaginal preps
              Lucille,
              Povidone-iodine 10% has the most evidence to support it's use as it is the most commonly used antiseptic ...
              Jean Zimmel
              Hello, We have a nurse that believes that she has developed an issue with our scrubs. She has been with us for over 6 ...
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              Dear Jean,
               
              Thank you for posting your question to the Ask AORN Clinical Nurses page, which is monitored by AORN ...
              Trever Palmer
              Sir/Ma'am,   We are having a debate within the OR on counts. Does it state within the guidelines what is the proper ...
              Hi Trever,
              Thank you for your question asking in which order items should be counted for surgical or invasive ...
              Priscilla Cupid
              Hello everyone, I am trying to get some ideas from the experience of O.R nurses and the best patient transfer ...
              Hi Priscilla,
              Thank you for your post on AORN's OR NurseLink. However, your question seems to be intended to reach ...