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Thompson, Elizabeth M.
Thompson, Elizabeth M. Less
OR Nurse. 4(4):5, July 2010.
The relationships among the perioperative team can affect the decision-making process. Concerns are more likely to be addressed when the team is consistent, cohesive, and has well-established working bonds.
Perrotto, Alexandra; Grossman, Michael B.
Perrotto, Alexandra; Grossman, Michael B. Less
OR Nurse. 4(4):6-9, July 2010.
When most nurses think of a leader, they probably picture someone in a traditional formal role such as a nurse manager or chief nursing officer. However, leadership also manifests from the middle of organizations.
Davis, Cindy; Magerl, Mary Ann
Davis, Cindy; Magerl, Mary Ann Less
OR Nurse. 4(4):10-12, July 2010.
Diligence to detail is key for proper high-level disinfection of endoscopes. Those who are responsible for maintaining and cleaning equipment must also be given the time and tools for success.
Carpenter, Linda; Penprase, Jamie; Mileto, Lisa
Carpenter, Linda; Penprase, Jamie; Mileto, Lisa Less
OR Nurse. 4(4):13-15, July 2010.
Low-dose ketamine has gained recognition for its ability to provide analgesia and sedation while reducing negative adverse reactions.
OR Nurse. 4(4):16, July 2010.
Read about the latest innovations in surgical products for all areas of the OR.
Syverson, Julia; Nelson, Susan
Syverson, Julia; Nelson, Susan Less
OR Nurse. 4(4):17-18, July 2010.
The average length of stay for surgical patients who develop an intraoperative pressure ulcer is 16.5 days, compared to 7 days for a surgical patient without a pressure ulcer.
Alexander-Magalee, Mary Ann
Alexander-Magalee, Mary Ann Less
OR Nurse. 4(4):56, July 2010.
Having a procedure in place can make preference card maintenance an accurate and efficient process.
Martin, Karen K.
Martin, Karen K. Less
OR Nurse. 4(4):19-25, July 2010.
Few surgical advances in recent years have had the impact on men's health like that of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. In the last several years, robotics has added another dimension with the robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy and other robotic urologic procedures.
Gunn, Julie R.
Gunn, Julie R. Less
OR Nurse. 4(4):35-39, July 2010.
Nursing documentation that's inaccurate, illegible, inconsistent, untimely, or absent can bring the actions of a nurse into question. When a claim of nursing malpractice has been asserted, poor nursing documentation is a poor defense.
Dunn, Debra Less
OR Nurse. 4(4):48-54, July 2010.
Poor communication and failure to coordinate patient care are two of the most common causes of medical errors. In fact, poor communication alone has been cited as the single most frequent cause of adverse events in healthcare.
Strever, Tiffiny Less
OR Nurse. 4(4):26-33, July 2010.
Every year, approximately 11,000 new cases of spinal cord injuries occur in the United States. About half of these are at the cervical level, and these patients often present the greatest challenges to the perioperative team.
Ouellette, Richard G.; Ouellette, Sandra M.
Ouellette, Richard G.; Ouellette, Sandra M. Less
OR Nurse. 4(4):40-46, July 2010.
In the early weeks after major noncardiac surgery, many patients, especially older ones, develop cognitive changes, impaired memory and concentration, mild personality changes, and emotional instability.
OR Nurse. 4(4):33-34, July 2010.
OR Nurse. 4(4):46-47, July 2010.