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  1. Physical Therapy Moist Heat Packs-Help
    Our physical therapy department uses the moist heat packs that are placed in a cover and then applied to the patient. I recently came into this position and inherited this issue that has evidently...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  2. Changing catheter drainage bag...Infection risk?
    The director is asking about this I think mainly to justify only getting caths with urometer in the ICU. The thing is that even if this is done a majority of caths are placed prior to ICU admit.
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  3. Changing catheter drainage bag...Infection risk?
    Yes they have some experience on thr floor but only in a small hospital ICU. There has been no issue in infection related to this topic. I thought it would come down to a technique issue also.
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  4. Changing catheter drainage bag...Infection risk?
    I have had a department director approach me about a catheter question that I was not for sure of the answer to. Sometimes a foley cath is placed and then there are changes with the pt that require...
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  5. Removing dirty instruments from room to dirty utility room.
    Yes, this is one reason why we are now trying to figure out something different. The staff is trying to avoid going to the dirty utility area after every pt. Could they put a second sharps container...
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  6. Removing dirty instruments from room to dirty utility room.
    Our wound center uses instruments on almost every pt. They had been keeping the instruments in a bowl under the sinks in the room. I just recently took over as IC and have told them that we can not...
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  7. Dirty Utility room/area
    The closed room has no sink which is the only thing they need a dirty for. Nothing clean would be kept in this area. Cleaning supplies in the cabinets and at end of the day the sink would be used for...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  8. cutting sterile drape
    The current argument is that sterile field is broken when the hole is cut and then contamination is made when surgeon pulls hand back through. When director of surgery was asked scenario she said...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. cutting sterile drape
    The scenario is a c-section is being performed and the baby needs to be disengaged. The surgeon cuts a hole in drape and reaches through to the vagina and pushes baby up. He then pulls his hand back...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Dirty Utility room/area
    I was asked by our wound care department about getting rid of their dirty utility room. They were using an exam room for it that they were needing as an exam room again. All they use their dirty...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  11. cutting sterile drape
    Hello, I am not an operating room nurse and some of the sterile technique info i learned in school is a little fuzzy. My question contains a couple of components. 1. If a sterile drape is cut...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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