Periop Insider Archives
Publish Date: 3/5/2014
Periop Insider is AORN’s weekly online newsletter providing current perioperative nursing news and announcements. Periop Insider also features the popular Clinical Question of the Week featuring quick pointers taken directly from the Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices.
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March 5, 2014 - How long can a hospital-sterilized item be kept on the shelf?
February 26, 2014 - Can spray be used to apply cleaning chemicals?
February 19, 2014 - True or False? Test your knowledge of wrapping materials
February 12, 2014 - Can alcohol be used to disinfect large environmental surfaces?
February 5, 2014 - When should a pneumatic tourniquet cuff be selected for the patient?
January 29, 2014 - When should damp dusting of the OR be completed?
January 22, 2014 - Are all packaging systems suitable for all methods of sterilization?
January 15, 2014 - What are the four major ways to reduce needlestick injuries in the periop setting?
January 8, 2014 - What should be considered when assessing a patient for tourniquet use?
December 18, 2013 - Do people have to wear surgical attire after hours when only stocking supplies in the OR?
December 11, 2013 - Can an unsterile solution be used for a sterile procedure?
December 4, 2013 - Does immediately administered medication require labeling?
November 27, 2013 - Are cystoscopy and dental procedures considered "clean" procedures?
November 20, 2013 - What is the temperature range for solution warming cabinets?
13, 2013 - Can nurses wear clogs in the OR?
6, 2013 - Which patient skin antiseptic products are flammable?
30, 2013 – How long can fluids remain in a warming cabinet?
October 23, 2013 - Why can’t surgical masks hang down from the neck?
16, 2013 – When can medication be “flushed”?
October 9, 2013 - Fire in the sterile field! Should I grab the fire extinguisher?
October 2, 2013 - Supine to prone: how many caregivers does it take?
25, 2013 - What areas of the sterile gown are considered sterile?
18, 2013 - Can case carts be taken into an OR and left there during the
11, 2013 – What characteristics should be seen in pre-op skin antiseptic
4, 2013 – Can a sterile field be moved?
28, 2013 – Can fabric stethoscope tubing covers be used?
21, 2013 – Why should refrigerated meds be segregated?
14, 2013 – What is the recommended monitor distance for MIS procedures?
7, 2013 - Why are infants and neonates more susceptible to hypothermia than