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Thompson, Elizabeth M.
Thompson, Elizabeth M. Less
OR Nurse. 3(5):5, September 2009.
With the coming launch of our new Web site, http://www.ORNurseJournal.com, we aim to enhance your experience as a subscriber with easier access to articles, exclusive online-only content, and podcasts and videos to bring you the latest in the perioperative nursing world.
McGowan, James; Persinger, Keith D.
McGowan, James; Persinger, Keith D. Less
OR Nurse. 3(5):6-7, September 2009.
While the OR has historically been the revenue engine for most hospitals, it's also, unfortunately, the cost engine as well. In an increasingly complex and poor reimbursement environment, managers must learn what investment opportunities exist for perioperative services.
Wilson, Kathy J.; Miller, Sandra R.
Wilson, Kathy J.; Miller, Sandra R. Less
OR Nurse. 3(5):8-9, September 2009.
Although perioperative nurses go through an orientation process, the thought of being involved in an emergency can cause apprehension for many novice nurses. Here are a few tips on preparing for and managing emergency cases in the OR.
Vane, Elizabeth A. P.; Smith, Kimberly A.
Vane, Elizabeth A. P.; Smith, Kimberly A. Less
OR Nurse. 3(5):10-13, September 2009.
In these times of rapidly changing work environments, it's critical for perioperative managers to keep current with steam sterilization standards to ensure patient safety, improve patient care, and decrease healthcare-associated infections.
OR Nurse. 3(5):52, September 2009.
From pain relief systems that get patients on their feet faster, to new abdominal binders that expedite the return of pulmonary function after abdominal surgery, many of today's surgical products are designed to improve patient outcomes quicker.
Beck, Kristen; Jenkins, Jeffrey; Schertz, Jessica
Beck, Kristen; Jenkins, Jeffrey; Schertz, Jessica Less
OR Nurse. 3(5):56, September 2009.
The literature is full of information on the best ways to prevent hypothermia in patients.
Heltemes, Linda Less
OR Nurse. 3(5):14-22, September 2009.
While airway management is commonplace in the surgical setting, the difficult airway is linked to adverse outcomes, including hypoxic brain injury and death. Every instance of airway management has the potential to be challenging and should be viewed as a critical event.
Rosen, Robert J.; Thompson, Jacqueline
Rosen, Robert J.; Thompson, Jacqueline Less
OR Nurse. 3(5):24-35, September 2009.
Endoleaks are a serious complication of endovascular repair for aortic aneurysm. OR nurses should know the types of endoleaks, methods of detection, prevention, and treatment to improve patient outcomes.
Kark, Victoria A.
Kark, Victoria A. Less
OR Nurse. 3(5):37-44, September 2009.
Cardiac tamponade, or pericardial tamponade, is a syndrome resulting from the accumulation of fluid in the pericardial space. When the accumulating fluid significantly elevates the pressure on the cardiac ventricles, the heart is unable to properly fill the cardiac chambers.
Walsh, Colleen R.
Walsh, Colleen R. Less
OR Nurse. 3(5):45-51, September 2009.
Cast application has often been perceived as a benign therapeutic modality for the orthopaedic patient population. While successful outcomes of casts and cast application are the norm, there are considerations and complications of casting that may affect the OR nurse.
OR Nurse. 3(5):22-23, September 2009.
OR Nurse. 3(5):35-36, September 2009.