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Surgical Setups-Do they really just disappear?

                    Does this happen elsewhere? You collect all the equipment required for the next days surgical cases, this includes the surgical instrument trays, camera, scopes, dressings, prosthesis, sutures, local anaesthetic, sutures etc, all specific to the surgeons preference...

Surgical Safety & Aviation

This is worth 1hr of your time, if you have not already watched this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=kaydVvH7S4E&app=desktop...

Surgical SetUps- How many trays is enough?

Surgery is becoming more complex & technical. Surgeons want to use the latest surgical technology to get the best surgical outcomes, I get it, but when the surgeons relies upon the nurses/techs & ODP's to put the equipment together & check that every piece of...

Cultural Practices in Surgery

Cultural Practices in Surgery There are many cultural beliefs about keeping the body as a whole and or burying specific parts as a custom. These beliefs can be conflicted when undertaken in a healthcare facility. What are your thoughts on cultural practices in surgery? Does your facility...

Do you know who is who in the OR, even after Time Out?

In regards to Time Out do you find all team members actually introducing themselves and what their role is, ie surgical technologist, scrub technician, endorsed enrolled nurse, operating department practitioner, surgical technician, new graduate, are you aware of their level of experience? As team members we...

Surgical Instruments-Do we respect them?

Did you know that surgical instruments are designed for a specific purpose and for specific tissue. Some have crushing forceps others do not, some have blunt tips, others are used to dissect, the point is, they have very specific uses and if this is not...

Juggling Act

How many times do you find yourself juggling surgical trays & instruments, whilst having to fast track equipment for following cases. When do your operating room lists get finalised, the day before a scheduled list, with limited insight from management as to the available resources,...

Formaldehyde & Specimen Collection

We all know the importance of specimen collection, labelling, marking, appropriate size collection container and placing the right amount of 10% NBF (Non Buffered Formaldehyde or Formalin) into the specimen container. Formaldehyde is used as a tissue preservative. A specimen if directed by a surgeon should be...

Dr Joseph Lister

A Surgical Disruptor or Barbarian? Did Dr Joseph Lister really raise the standard of surgical barbarianism or did he simply push the boundaries, after all, he excised a life threatening cancer from his sisters breast, on his brothers dining room table. And we do have surgical instruments...

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