I just started my AORN classroom training at my new job and i have a couple of questions.
I've noticed before surgery that some patients will have their rings taped. Now i read in my AORN outline on Electrosurgery that all jewelry should be removed because alternate pathway burns may occur. I heard from one of the nurses that wrapping tape around a ring prevents arcing. Is this true? Also what if a patient has metal hardware in their body? Is Bipolar always used? Or is electrosurgery not used at all?
Sep 23, '09
do you have a copy of the waiver you could email to me? we are having this issue at our surgery center, and i want to protect the patients.
please pm me your email and i will send you my email address. (edited by dianah)
Last edit by dianah on Sep 23, '09
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