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    New Graduate Offered Position in OR w/Concerns

    I've been in the OR for 5 years. I worked as a nurse on the med-surg floor for 5 years. I have seen may new grads come to the OR and not do well and end up leaving. I think that any new grad should spend at least one year working in med-surg. You will develop your skills, learn organization, and you will appreicate the OR after having to work on the med-surg floors. I love the OR and would never leave. But I believe I'm a better OR nurse because of my time in the med-surg area.
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    skin prep

    When doing a vag prep JCAHO/AORN state that you should prep clean to dirty but prevent any splashing to go onto a preped abdomen. So to prevent splashing we have always preped the vagina first and then prep the abdomen. How many people are using hibiclens for the perineum prep? We have a new surgeon who wants to use hibiclens for the perineum and we also have a infection control nurse who would like us to use chloraprep on the perieum. ANY using chloraprep on the perineum? I don't like the idea very much.
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    Chloraprep should be used in most surgical cases due to active ingerdents. The most important items to remember with chloraprep is that it is a scrub not a paint, it can be applied without wearing gloves if you want your hand to be dyed, and always remember to let it dry for 3 minutes prior to draping the patient. If you don't allow it to dry your patients can develop a rash related to the alcohol in the prep. We have seen a lot of patients that it was not allowed to dry and the sticky drapes were applied and during the patients 2week check up they had a terrible rash in the area the sticky drapes.