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Fair and Equal Pay? - January 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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Challenging Surgery's Sacred Practices w Re: "What's the Harm?" (December, page 22). Thank you so much for giving a voice to what most OR nurses have thought for a long time. AORN plays to special interest groups to enact worthless regula- tions. I do think some of what they publish is worth the paper it's print- ed on, but I also think that a lot is groundless. I have never had an increased infection rate because of the sur- geons wearing scrubs in from home or the office. It's tolerated for them but not the nurses. Cloth caps have never caused an infec- tious outbreak that I know of and probably never will. Shoes, I could care less. We push equip- ment into the OR with wheels that have been everywhere in the hospi- tal. As far as I know, no one crawls on the ground to wipe the wheels off. Many of the regulations are voodoo that someone has given cre- dence to. Cynthia Connelly, RN Jefferson, N.C. or@ashememorial.org 1 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 6 Letters & E-mail Talk back or sound off at letters@outpatientsurgery.net "AORN recommendations are based on the evidence, but also benefits balanced with harm to reduce risk to the patient."

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