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OR Nurse. 8(6):6, November 30, 2014.
Perioperative Nurse Week is a time to celebrate the unique contributions we make to patient care.
Dunn, Debra Less
OR Nurse. 8(6):8-14, November 30, 2014.
This final installment in a 4-part series covering the shortage of OR nurses in the workforce focuses on college-hospital partnerships.
Sortman, Suzanne Less
OR Nurse. 8(6):15-19, November 30, 2014.
An OR nurse describes the horror and the hospital heroes on the night of the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting.
Barzoloski-O'Connor, Barbara Less
OR Nurse. 8(6):20-22, November 30, 2014.
Research continues to evolve and guide practitioners in the administration of prophylactic antibiotics to promote optimal surgical outcomes.
D'Alesandro, Mary Ann
D'Alesandro, Mary Ann Less
OR Nurse. 8(6):23-26, November 30, 2014.
Maintenance anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy are prescribed for a variety of medical diagnoses and conditions. These drugs can be life-saving and perioperative nurses must be familiar with them when monitoring for adverse reactions.
OR Nurse. 8(6):48, November 30, 2014.
Body piercings have become more common and can affect patient safety in the perioperative environment. Assessment and awareness are essential for positive patient outcomes.
Roberson, Amy L.
Roberson, Amy L. Less
OR Nurse. 8(6):43-47, November 30, 2014.
A preliminary study suggests that baby shampoo may be used as an alternative surgical preparation for vaginal procedures. This literature review explores the evidence comparing the effectiveness of baby shampoo versus povidone iodine in reducing the incidence of post-op infection.
Frederick, Dorothea; Marinelli, Maria
Frederick, Dorothea; Marinelli, Maria Less
OR Nurse. 8(6):28-33, November 30, 2014.
Cultural competence is a dynamic, ongoing process. Understanding cultural differences requires focus, attention, and education. The perioperative nurse's commitment to meeting the needs of patients and their families is essential to providing excellent care.
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Greene, Linda R.
Greene, Linda R. Less
OR Nurse. 8(6):36-41, November 30, 2014.
Consumer demand for healthcare information has increased steadily over the past decade. Healthcare organizations arefacing increasing requests for data reporting from patients, healthcare payers, and the federal government. The link between infection prevention, quality, patient safety, and finances has never been more important.
OR Nurse. 8(6):33-34, November 30, 2014.
OR Nurse. 8(6):41-42, November 30, 2014.
OR Nurse. 8(6):7-8, November 30, 2014.
Harkavy, Lorraine Messinger; Novak, Debra A
Harkavy, Lorraine Messinger; Novak, Debra A Less
OR Nurse. 8(6):1-7, November 30, 2014.
OR personnel are regularly exposed to laser or electrosurgical smoke, but current practices indicate a weak adherence to the recommended use of respiratory protective measures. This article highlights evidence regarding the transmission of surgical smoke contaminants and emphasizes the recommended workplace controls to best protect OR staff. See page 14 for details on how to read the article and take the test.
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