Operating Room (OR)


  • Surgical Attire Lends Reliability to Infection Prevention
    Surgical Attire Lends Reliability to Infection PreventionBy Michelle Gardner"Scrub attire is not intended to be protective in any way; it is simply a uniform," states Dorothy Fogg, senior perioperative nurse specialist with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses ...More
    September 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Wrap It Up, I'll Take It (to Surgery)!
    Wrap It Up, I'll Take It (to Surgery)! By Bryant C. Broder, ACSP "Wrap it up, I'll take it!" sounds like the lyrics from an old Thunderbirds song, but I'm actually referring to a Class II medical device regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Many ...More
    September 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Preventing Infections in the Ambulatory Surgery Setting
    Preventing Infections in the Ambulatory Surgery Setting By Kelly M. Pyrek With as many as 6 million surgeries performed annually in the nation's estimated 2,700 ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), infection control measures are becoming an imperative within these ...More
    August 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Study: Bypass Surgery Linked to Cognitive Change
    STOCKHOLM - Researchers attending the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders report coronary artery bypass grafting may increase the risk of stroke, short-term memory problems and long-term cognitive change. The procedure is a common method of ...More
    July 25, 2002 Posted in News
  • Children in Intensive Care Get New Infections
    NEW YORK - A new study of pediatric patients has found that as many as 12 percent leave the intensive care unit with life-threatening infections acquired during their time in the hospital. The national survey, which was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and ...More
    June 14, 2002 Posted in News
  • Election Results for the Phoenix Chapter of AORN
    PHOENIX - Maggie McGee, president of the Phoenix and Valley chapter of the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) has reported the election results for the 2002-2003 chapter year. The following members were elected: Bonnie Ingram, president Amy Judd Sharp, vice ...More
    June 5, 2002 Posted in News
  • Nurse Receives Prestigious AORN Award
    ANAHEIM, Calif. - the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) presented Cynthia Spry, RN, MSN, MA, CNOR, with one of the national organization's most distinguished awards. At the annual AORN conference, which took place last week in Anaheim, Calif., Spry was ...More
    April 29, 2002 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Fighting Surgical Site Infections
    Fighting Surgical Site InfectionsBy Bonnie M. Barnard, MPH, CICPostoperative surgical site infections (SSIs) are a major source of morbidity in the United States. Among the 27 million people undergoing surgery annually, approximately 500,000 will acquire a nosocomial SSI. ...More
    April 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Infection Control Today - 04/2002: Preoperative Preparation of the Surgical Patient: Providing the Foundation
    Preoperative Preparation of the Surgical Patient: Providing the Foundation By Patricia A. Menges, RN, CNOR, MBA/HCM Having celebrated my 35th anniversary as a perioperative nurse, I reflect on the changes in healthcare. Advances in technology and innovative techniques ...More
    April 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Pre-op Prep Should Safeguard Skin Integrity
    Pre-op Prep Should Safeguard Skin Integrity By Kelly M. Pyrek One preoperative ritual that generates a fair amount of controversy is patient skin preparation and its impact on reducing bacteria on the skin and preventing post-operative infections. A recent OR Manager survey ...More
    March 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization