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Thompson, Elizabeth M.
Thompson, Elizabeth M. Less
OR Nurse. 4(2):5, March 2010.
How do we move forward? What steps do we take to reach the peak of perioperative practice? Attending AORN Congress is one step towards continuous improvement and commitment to optimum patient outcomes and collaboration.
Harwell-Gunyon, Marsha Less
OR Nurse. 4(2):6-10, March 2010.
Nurses who work overtime (whether mandatory or voluntary), are far more likely to commit nursing errors on the job. This second article in a two-part series reviews recent research on nurse workplace restrictions.
Allen, George Less
OR Nurse. 4(2):11-12, March 2010.
Last fall, projections for the 2009 influenza A pandemic estimated that few countries would have the staff, facilities, equipment, and medical beds to cope with the large numbers of people needing care. This article focuses on how a pandemic can affect the perioperative setting.
OR Nurse. 4(2):13, March 2010.
Find out about the newest surgical products, including an electrosurgical suction device, absorbable skin staples, and a continuous external tissue expander.
Pagana, Kathleen D.
Pagana, Kathleen D. Less
OR Nurse. 4(2):14-17, March 2010.
Encourage staff to present themselves in a professional manner to stand out and increase their chances for career success.
Ford, Donna A.
Ford, Donna A. Less
OR Nurse. 4(2):56, March 2010.
In today's environment of continuous change, having a vision for your own professional future—and determining what you need to do to get there—is more important than ever.
Bartlett, Dana Less
OR Nurse. 4(2):18-24, March 2010.
The most common procedure to correct hiatal hernias is the Nissen fundoplication, which is meant to strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter, restore the intra-abdominal esophagus, reconstruct the diaphragmatic hiatus, and reinforce the lower esophageal sphincter.
Wadlund, Diana L.
Wadlund, Diana L. Less
OR Nurse. 4(2):26-32, March 2010.
A pressure ulcer can affect the length of hospital stay for surgical patients, increase costs for the patient and the healthcare system, and predispose the patient to additional complications such as bacteremia, squamous cell carcinoma, osteomyelitis, and sepsis.
Brazen, Linda Less
OR Nurse. 4(2):34-37, March 2010.
Stay in step with the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals by initiating an assessment of hypothermia potential during patient care routines and supporting efforts to prevent and treat hypothermia as a priority.
Spencer, Maureen; Gulczynski, Diane
Spencer, Maureen; Gulczynski, Diane Less
OR Nurse. 4(2):38-42, March 2010.
Identifying S. aureus colonization during the presurgical screening process is important to help reduce infections. In this article, the authors document the effectiveness of preoperative surveillance and topical decolonization on reducing SSI rates.
Chunta, Kristy Less
OR Nurse. 4(2):43-47, March 2010.
Research suggests a patient's experience and recovery after open-heart surgery may be more complex than anticipated. Patients need to be better prepared for the transition from hospital to home, as well as the limitations that may occur during recovery.
Morse, Kate J.
Morse, Kate J. Less
OR Nurse. 4(2):48-53, March 2010.
Is your patient with heart problems scheduled for noncardiac surgery? Protect him by following this advice based on the latest evidence-based guidelines.
OR Nurse. 4(2):24-25, March 2010.
OR Nurse. 4(2):32-33, March 2010.