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Thompson, Elizabeth M.
Thompson, Elizabeth M. Less
OR Nurse. 4(6):3, November 2010.
Can critical thinking skills be taught or is it more likely these skills are supported and enabled?
Porto, Grena Less
OR Nurse. 4(6):5-8, November 2010.
Disruptive clinician behavior is relatively common, with 94% of respondents in one study reporting that they'd experienced verbal abuse at least once in the previous three months.
Williams, Tania N.
Williams, Tania N. Less
OR Nurse. 4(6):9-10, November 2010.
The latest organism to become prevalent in hospitals, Acinetobacter is an aerobic gram-negative coccobacillus commonly found in soil and water. One species, A. baumannii, is becoming increasingly drug-resistant and difficult to treat.
Galligan, Catherine; Chalupka, Stephanie; Laramie, Angela; More
Galligan, Catherine; Chalupka, Stephanie; Laramie, Angela; Davis, Letitia Less
OR Nurse. 4(6):11-14, November 2010.
Many prepackaged procedure trays containing sharp devices conflict with OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens standard and other regulations.
Alexander-Magalee, Mary Ann
Alexander-Magalee, Mary Ann Less
OR Nurse. 4(6):56, November 2010.
Positioning challenges are common in the OR as procedures and technology advance. Learn how to handle common positioning challenges to create a safer environment for your patient.
Bigony, Lorraine Less
OR Nurse. 4(6):15-21, November 2010.
The Perioperative Nurse Data Set is a standardized language that supports perioperative nursing practice. Transforming healthcare documentation to an electronic format is dependent on the availability of standardized terminologies that reflect the reality of the OR setting.
Saver, Cynthia Less
OR Nurse. 4(6):40-47, November 2010.
How many perioperative nurses are familiar with communication tools, such as SBAR, perioperative briefings, and the WHO Checklist? How often are they used? Are they simple to implement? Are they effective? To answer these and other questions, we conducted an online survey from April 2010 to June 2010 to find out what readers are actually using in their facilities.
Bartlett, Dana Less
OR Nurse. 4(6):48-54, November 2010.
An alternative to total hip replacement, arthroplastic hip resurfacing is an orthopedic surgical procedure that involves removing the diseased or damaged surfaces of the femoral head and the acetabulum.
Dziuba-Pallotta, Jennifer; Akontoh-Kufour, Vivian; Munver, Ravi
Dziuba-Pallotta, Jennifer; Akontoh-Kufour, Vivian; Munver, Ravi Less
OR Nurse. 4(6):22-29, November 2010.
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is the standard of care for removal of the adrenal gland. The advantages of a laparoscopic approach include decreased postoperative pain, shorter hospital stay, and improved cosmetic results. The perioperative nurse plays an integral role in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases of surgery, and is crucial in facilitating positive patient outcomes.
Moloney-Harmon, Patricia A.
Moloney-Harmon, Patricia A. Less
OR Nurse. 4(6):32-38, November 2010.
This article reviews the indications for moderate sedation and analgesia in children, outlines appropriate preparation and monitoring during the procedure, and explains how to evaluate a patient's readiness for discharge after a procedure.
OR Nurse. 4(6):29-30, November 2010.
OR Nurse. 4(6):38-39, November 2010.