Periop Insider Archives Publish Date: 9/10/2014 Sign up today to begin receiving Periop Insider September 10 What Are the Two Cycles Used for IUSS? 03 How Should Items For Reprocessing Be Categorized? August 27 Why should refrigerated medications be stored in a segregated area with restricted access? 20 When should explanted orthopedic hardware be submitted to the pathologist for examination? 13 When can hair be clipped inside the OR? 06 For a TB patient, where should the disposable bacterial filter be placed? July 30 When a laser is in use, how should exposed tissues be protected? 23 Are loose scrub tops okay to wear? 16 Who should facilitate the count process? 09 Is daily monitoring of humidity levels a requirement? 02 Does wearing gloves replace hand hygiene? June 25 What four elements of a gas cylinder should be checked before use? 18 How often should reusable cleaning materials be changed? 11 Where should scrubbed team members don sterile attire? 04 What are the three steps for the prevention of wrong site surgery? May 28 When should counts of soft goods be performed? 21 Is it necessary to wear a long-sleeved jacket when performing perioperative patient skin antisepsis? 14 What is the recommended relative humidity range on a restricted area? 07 When should hair at the surgical site be removed? April 30 Which patient skin antiseptic products are flammable? 23 Can an unsterile solution be used for a sterile procedure? 16 Where should the chemical indicators be placed in instrument sets for sterilization? 09 When are blunt suture needles contraindicated? March 26 Why use a chemical indicator with each package sterilized by the hospital? 19 Are used smoke evacuator filters and tubing infectious waste? 12 Is it routine to use a pneumatic tourniquet for all extremity procedures? 05 How long can a hospital-sterilized item be kept on the shelf? February 26 Can spray be used to apply cleaning chemicals? 19 True or False? Test your knowledge of wrapping materials 12 Can alcohol be used to disinfect large environmental surfaces? 05 When should a pneumatic tourniquet cuff be selected for the patient? January 29 When should damp dusting of the OR be completed? 22 Are all packaging systems suitable for all methods of sterilization? 15 What are the four major ways to reduce needlestick injuries in the periop setting? 08 What should be considered when assessing a patient for tourniquet use?