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Thompson, Elizabeth M.
Thompson, Elizabeth M. Less
OR Nurse. 5(1):3, January 2011.
As perioperative nurses, we're expected not only to be committed, but to be engaged in elevating the culture of safety in our organizations.
Archbold, Laura; Dexter, Franklin
Archbold, Laura; Dexter, Franklin Less
OR Nurse. 5(1):5-7, January 2011.
One approach to balancing cost-cutting with safety is to focus on eliminating expenses that don't affect safety, for example by improving allocation of OR time and staff planning.
Barzoloski-O'Connor, Barbara Less
OR Nurse. 5(1):8-9, January 2011.
Preventing healthcare-associated infections is a national priority. Many evidence-based resources and strategies that specifically address this issue are available to perioperative nurses.
OR Nurse. 5(1):10, January 2011.
In healthcare facilities, no department is more on the cutting edge of technology than the OR. Whether it's using simulation to learn suturing or improved filters that support "green" healthcare, these products are designed to make the perioperative nurse's life easier.
von Ohlen, Beatriz R.
von Ohlen, Beatriz R. Less
OR Nurse. 5(1):11, January 2011.
A women's health NP is reminded how significantly a nurse's actions can influence patients and their families.
Dennis, Vangie Less
OR Nurse. 5(1):48, January 2011.
Over the past decade, practitioners have gained a better understanding of how to prevent pediatric patient injuries during electrosurgery.
Burns, Shari M.; Zoltan, Leslie
Burns, Shari M.; Zoltan, Leslie Less
OR Nurse. 5(1):12-15, January 2011.
Unintended hypothermia puts surgical patients at risk for complications. A team effort is necessary to maintain a normal body temperature and avoid this condition.
Link, Terri D.
Link, Terri D. Less
OR Nurse. 5(1):16-19, January 2011.
Perioperative directors and other surgical team members should all be involved in formulating a plan to identify and care for patients with known or suspected C. difficile infection.
Spry, Cynthia; Young, Martha
Spry, Cynthia; Young, Martha Less
OR Nurse. 5(1):40-46, January 2011.
The Joint Commission's recent statement on flash sterilization in the OR is a primer for perioperative nurses to prepare for upcoming surveys.
Shermak, Michele A.
Shermak, Michele A. Less
OR Nurse. 5(1):20-27, January 2011.
The number of abdominoplasty procedures performed annually has risen 84% over the past 10 years, with over 115,000 abdominoplasties performed in 2009. Perioperative nurses need to know the latest techniques to care for these patients, especially the potential postoperative complications.
Walsh, Colleen Less
OR Nurse. 5(1):30-38, January 2011.
Femur fractures have the potential to be life- threatening injuries. Skilled assessment, communication, documentation, and adherence to the basic principles of perioperative nursing can help nurses achieve optimal patient outcomes. By Colleen Walsh, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CS, ONP-C
OR Nurse. 5(1):27-28, January 2011.
OR Nurse. 5(1):38-39, January 2011.