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Periop Insider Archives

Publish Date: 4/9/2014

Periop Insider is AORN’s 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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April 9, 2014 - When are blunt suture needles contraindicated? 

March 26, 2014 - Why use a chemical indicator with each package sterilized by the hospital? 

March 19, 2014 - Are used smoke evacuator filters and tubing infectious waste? 

March 12, 2014 - Is it routine to use a pneumatic tourniquet for all extremity procedures? 

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? 

November 13, 2013 - Can nurses wear clogs in the OR? 

November 6, 2013 - Which patient skin antiseptic products are flammable? 

October 30, 2013 – How long can fluids remain in a warming cabinet? 

October 23, 2013 - Why can’t surgical masks hang down from the neck? 

October 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? 

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