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Thompson, Elizabeth M.
Thompson, Elizabeth M. Less
OR Nurse. 5(6):5, November 2011.
Learn how physician-nurse teamwork on an initiative to prevent retained foreign objects can improve patient safety.
Wolf, Chris A.; Pestka, Elizabeth L.; Thompson, Elizabeth M.; More
Wolf, Chris A.; Pestka, Elizabeth L.; Thompson, Elizabeth M.; Helner, Jeanne; Helner, Christopher Less
OR Nurse. 5(6):8-9, November 2011.
You can't always know when or how your work will affect other people. Read this amazing story of how the right reader found the right article (in a past issue of OR Nurse) at the right time, which led to the right connections and outcome for her son.
Nader, Kelly Cavanaugh; Wanzer, Linda J.; Vane, Elizabeth
Nader, Kelly Cavanaugh; Wanzer, Linda J.; Vane, Elizabeth Less
OR Nurse. 5(6):10-13, November 2011.
Healthcare industry representatives, or vendors, have had a constant presence in the OR for years and provide a valuable service to the surgical team. Credentialing programs can help ensure that patient safety and quality of care are protected when a non-healthcare provider is in the OR.
Cook, Kay Less
OR Nurse. 5(6):14-16, November 2011.
The OR is a prime location for microorganism and disease transmission via healthcare providers' hands. Proper hand hygiene can reduce healthcare-associated infections dramatically—so why are adherence rates so low?
OR Nurse. 5(6):17, November 2011.
Learn about a lightweight I.V. pole, modular lighting, a wound closure device, and more helpful OR products.
Styer, Kristin Alt
Styer, Kristin Alt Less
OR Nurse. 5(6):48, November 2011.
Follow these tips for reducing your risks in the OR.
Glupker, Diana; Ramsay, Shirley Pollard; Stone, Colleen
Glupker, Diana; Ramsay, Shirley Pollard; Stone, Colleen Less
OR Nurse. 5(6):38-39, November 2011.
In honor of Perioperative Nurse Week, we salute three outstanding OR nurses nominated by their colleagues for their excellence in practice.
Ball, Kay Less
OR Nurse. 5(6):40-44, November 2011.
The hazards of surgical smoke are well known, but many facilities aren't following recommendations for keeping the air clear. This article describes the author's research into barriers to following a smoke evacuation policy, and what can be done to improve compliance
Mercurio, Joanne Less
OR Nurse. 5(6):18-25, November 2011.
As more patients and healthcare providers become sensitized to latex, the need for precautions grows. Learn how a multidisciplinary team can manage and prepare the OR environment to care for latex-sensitive and latex-allergic patients and healthcare workers, and develop protocols necessary to create a latex-safe environment.
D'Arcy, Yvonne Less
OR Nurse. 5(6):28-36, November 2011.
Despite advances in technology and medications, unrelieved postoperative pain continues to be problematic for surgical patients. This article discusses differences that affect postoperative pain, opioids, and new medications and techniques that can be used to create a multimodal approach to postoperative pain.
OR Nurse. 5(6):25-26, November 2011.
OR Nurse. 5(6):36-37, November 2011.