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  1. Education Models in the Hospital Setting
    I am reaching out for any type of examples of the model used at your facility. Centralized or unit based educators How many educators and FTEs allowed in education and how was it determined ...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  2. Skin issues for a 'new' ST
    We have a new ST who is having a reaction to the gloves and possibly the hand scrub(s). We are presently doing skin testing with her and have started to look at the hand scrub solutions next (along...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Surgical Attire in Your OR
    Same problem here recently. Anesthesia bringing skull caps that we removed from inventory from other facilities in town. Looking to put something into their next contract. It's very difficult to...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Surgical Attire in Your OR
    Send me your email address or better yet your phone number and I'll share with you the good, bad, and the ugly on where we started and where we are right now.
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Set up for cases
    Hello- I am a OR nurse by trade but moved to an educator role and my service lines include OR, SSCU, PACU, SPD, and Radiology. I am learning so much every day and want to make sure that as I...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  6. What do you do with the bone cement vials after opening them?
    We were talking today about the practice of putting the glass bone cement vials into a empty saline or water bottle and closing it up to avoid the 'fumes' permeating the room. In our discussion the...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Cardioversions in PACU
    Thank you for the quick reply. I finally found some documentation and help from a textbook but your answers and experience is a great help as well. Thank you so much.
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  8. Cardioversions in PACU
    Hi PACU experts- I am trying to help my fellow PACU colleagues (I cover all education over Surgical Services) and looking to find out if there are any recommendations, guidelines, or just your...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  9. Emergency cart contents
    Most of the major acls meds, of course sterile water and dantrolene, and other suppliesfor lab, changing the circuit, etc
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. AORN Periop 101
    I have new or minimal experienced nurses do the course in the first year of hire. Looking at the ST one too.
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. HELP! Elective surgery & malignant hyperthermia
    Can you request a team walk thru of a mh crisis to see how everyone would react and if you really have the staff, meds, and support? I'd be nervous too but if no other options get prepared and ready...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Emergency cart contents
    We have 2 carts---mh and code/rash cart. Code cart has the defib unit.
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Charting
    We have antibiotics charted in 3 places: OR record Hospital record (different software system) Anesthesia record (on paper) Allergies, we have charted and listed on the Hospital record on...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. Passed the CNOR exam
    I did the review course sponsored by AORN (was a 2 day weekend class that I dialed in)and found it very helpful. I highly recommend doing some studying 4-6 weeks before the exam and get the basics...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Scrub Top Options
    I have googled and searched and have not found anything too great out there. I am looking to find out any other hospitals who have found a comfortable, unisex long sleeve scrub top that is CREW...
    Mar 23, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Clinical Educator vs. Staff Developer
    Hi-- I'm new to my role after being in staffing and leadership my first 16 years. The clinical ed role has been changing and we are now located in the Org Learning Dept (there are 5.5 of us now). ...
    Mar 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  17. I need Help regarding my situation right now
    I agree. Make the best of it, work hard, and adopt a 'I'll do what I can to help' attitude and believe me~~~~supervisors and other staff will take notice and then hiring those they know will go away...
    Mar 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Cell Saver (cell salvage) Policy ?
    New to a education role for all of surgical services and radiology (formerly staff nursing 8 years and management 8 years all in the OR) and looking to update a very outdated Cell Salvage policy and...
    Mar 4, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Pins or options to store staff jewelry
    Thanks to you both. I agree to leaving it at home but knowing the push back and difficulty with new changes (even when evidence and patient safety based) can bring I always feel its important to...
    Mar 4, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Pins or options to store staff jewelry
    We will be making a change soon to no jewelry unless covered in the restricted area or by surgical attire. We locker share so our assistant director is looking for personal lock boxes that could be...
    Mar 3, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. OR Nurse Manager or Director
    A constant demand for your time and attention. Putting out multiple fires and 'urgent' needs while trying to maintain your own schedule and tasks assigned that need your time.[ Wanting to spend...
    Mar 3, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. Hospital Setting, What is Your Title?
    Happy Monday! Looking for any suggestions, information, advice as to what your formal job title/classification is at your facility? Seeking feedback and input from clinical nurse educators that...
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  23. Peri-op Interview
    Something my co-workers and I want to know is your 1, 3, and 5 year plan or goals? OR nursing can take 6 months to a year and we want to make sure we aren't everyone's stepping stone for another...
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. Old argument, needs new life
    Thanks for the reply. Just talking any csections that are done on the maternity unit where the c-sections are. Right now the OR staff covers the csection room (1-2 techs and 1 rn) as well as...
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. Old argument, needs new life
    Looking for a few good pieces of data to push our request to have our OB department cover c-sections (the suite is on their floor) and the OR cover the runover (room not ready, second emergent one...
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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