Access Now: AORN COVID-19 Clinical Support

Archive June 2020 XXI, No. 6

Features

Get Ready to Reopen
Restarting elective cases requires new protocols and a whole new way of thinking.

I Survived COVID-19
My long career as a nurse didn't prepare me for becoming a patient infected with the coronavirus.

Difference Makers in Infection Control
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, look to innovative technologies to keep patients safe.

Stop Breathing in Surgical Smoke
Joint national grassroots efforts to keep pushing for evacuation in every OR.

Be Mindful About Sharps Injuries
Eliminating sharps injuries demands ensuring staff use proper handling techniques and safety-engineered devices, and a singular focus on the task at hand.

Rely on Regional Anesthesia
Advances in tools and techniques have improved the pain-relieving effectiveness of nerve blocks.

3 Keys to Keeping Patients Happy
Communication apps, PONV prevention and financing plans are real satisfiers.

Stretcher Chairs at Your Service
Keeping patients on a single surface throughout their stay is key to our cataract surgery success.

The Inside Scoop on Surgical Video
Our reader survey shows 4K ultra-high-def and advanced imaging technologies are looking good in today's ORs.

How to Prevent Wrong-Site Spine Surgery
Imaging enhancements and culture changes will ensure these errors truly are never events

Ideas That Work

Ideas That Work: Shielded From Harm
Build Your Own Intubation Box

Ideas That Work: Helping Hand
Volunteer as a PPE Donation Center

Ideas That Work: PPE Pearl
Monkeys Make Masks More Comfortable

Ideas That Work: Keep the OR Thermostat Under Lock and Key

Ideas That Work: Pre-Op Precaution
A Handy Coronavirus Screening Tool

Ideas That Work: Made With Love
Homemade Surgical Caps Are a Big Hit

Departments

Editor's Page
Ahead of the Curve

Business Advisor: Capitalizing on the Coronavirus
Short-term challenges offer opportunities for long-term improvement.

Staffing: Readjusting to the Reopening
Be ready to support your team during their post-pandemic return to work.

Legal Update: Avoiding Lawsuits in the COVID-19 Era
Take steps to limit your legal liability during this unprecedented time.

Infection Prevention: Limit the Risks of COVID-19
Focus on the fundamentals to protect patients and staff from exposure.

Product News
Great Ideas for your OR

Behind Closed Doors: Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Even the most difficult aspects of OR life hold a certain appeal.

June 2020

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