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Cultural competence is a dynamic, ongoing process. Understanding cultural differences requires focus, attention, and education. The perioperative...
Consumer demand for healthcare information has increased steadily over the past decade. Healthcare organizations arefacing increasing requests for...
A preliminary study suggests that baby shampoo may be used as an alternative surgical preparation for vaginal procedures. This literature review...
Hohler, Sharon E.
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Perioperative nurses should have a good understanding of the science of latex allergies and how to protect patients and healthcare professionals when updating policies and guidelines.
Lester, Joanne L.
Lester, Joanne L. Less
Women diagnosed with early breast cancer have multiple surgical options for treatment. These options are more limited for women with locally advanced cancer. A multidisciplinary approach individualizes care, optimizes supportive care strategies, and improves overall care, safety, and quality of life.
Jaskunas, Michelle Less
Treating a bariatric patient's surgical journey as a whole process instead of individual, departmental pieces fosters a cohesive and collaborative hospital environment that promotes excellent patient care and leads to optimal patient outcomes and satisfaction.
Reardon, Gary G.; McCaffrey, Ruth
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Older adults who have undergone surgery, especially those with underlying dementia, are particularly vulnerable to delirium. It is important for perioperative nurses to identify risk factors for delirium during the preoperative assessment, identify signs and symptoms of delirium after surgery and intervene early when signs of impending delirium appear.
The concern and widespread fear that resulted from last fall's Ebola virus outbreak emphasized the need for updated policies and procedures to protect both patients and nurses.
Feeley, Christine A.; Rogers, Ann E.
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There are no fail-safe ways to ensure that nurses arrive at work well-rested and alert. However, certain policies and practices can reduce the risks associated with fatigued nurses.
Barzoloski-O'Connor, Barbara Less
The perioperative setting is a challenging care environment because of the tremendous emphasis on sterilization, sterile technique, and infection prevention. Drug-resistant organisms can undermine these essential elements of care and pose a significant risk.
Schlosser, Catherine Less
There are several factors to consider whenensuring that the endoscopy room meets cleanliness requirements.
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