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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161794
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Multidisciplinary Approach to Prevention of OR Positioning Injuries
Author(s):
Silvestri, Sandra; Ehrenfeld, Jesse M.; Hemingway, Maureen W.; Lynch, Laurie A.; Morrissey, Lisa M.; Myers, Kathleen M.; O'Connor, Charlene H.; Taylor Jill
Author Details:
Sandra Silvestri, MS, RN, CNOR, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: ssilvestri@partners.org; Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH; Maureen W. Hemingway, BSN, MHA, RN, CNOR; Laurie A. Lynch, BSN, RN, CNOR; Lisa M. Morrissey, BSN, MBA, RN, CNOR; Kathleen M. Myers, MSN, RN; Charlene H. O'Connor, MSN, RN, CNOR; Jill Taylor
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Purpose: Our objective was to study and reduce the incidence of perioperative positioning related injuries collecting baseline incidence data, implementing an education intervention, and the collection of follow-up data. Methodology: We undertook a prospective study at Massachusetts General Hospital in which we enrolled patients on two elective surgical services, neurosurgery and orthopedics, given the high frequency of voluntary reports of injury on these two services. Patients scheduled for overnight admission after surgery were eligible for recruitment. The first phase of the study, the baseline assessment phrase, lasted six months. During this time, we enrolled patients before surgery, and followed them on postoperative Day 1, Day 2, and Day 28. We then deployed an online educational module to all physicians, residents, and nurses on the neurosurgical and orthopedic surgery services. We are now collecting data on a sample of patients after our educational intervention to assess the impact on the incidence of positioning related injuries. Results: Preliminary data, including 140 completed follow-up exams, shows that 2.8% (N = 4) of neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery patients experienced new skin problems and 12.8% (N = 18) of patients reported experiencing new neuropathies. We are still actively enrolling patients in the follow-up phase of the study. Perioperative Nursing Implications: Patient positioning is a collaborative effort between all disciplines within the operating room. Good patient assessment, education, and knowledge of proper positioning will help reduce the incidence of perioperative related injuries.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMultidisciplinary Approach to Prevention of OR Positioning Injuriesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSilvestri, Sandraen_US
dc.contributor.authorEhrenfeld, Jesse M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHemingway, Maureen W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLynch, Laurie A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMorrissey, Lisa M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMyers, Kathleen M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Charlene H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTaylor Jillen_US
dc.author.detailsSandra Silvestri, MS, RN, CNOR, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: ssilvestri@partners.org; Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH; Maureen W. Hemingway, BSN, MHA, RN, CNOR; Laurie A. Lynch, BSN, RN, CNOR; Lisa M. Morrissey, BSN, MBA, RN, CNOR; Kathleen M. Myers, MSN, RN; Charlene H. O'Connor, MSN, RN, CNOR; Jill Tayloren_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161794-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Purpose: Our objective was to study and reduce the incidence of perioperative positioning related injuries collecting baseline incidence data, implementing an education intervention, and the collection of follow-up data. Methodology: We undertook a prospective study at Massachusetts General Hospital in which we enrolled patients on two elective surgical services, neurosurgery and orthopedics, given the high frequency of voluntary reports of injury on these two services. Patients scheduled for overnight admission after surgery were eligible for recruitment. The first phase of the study, the baseline assessment phrase, lasted six months. During this time, we enrolled patients before surgery, and followed them on postoperative Day 1, Day 2, and Day 28. We then deployed an online educational module to all physicians, residents, and nurses on the neurosurgical and orthopedic surgery services. We are now collecting data on a sample of patients after our educational intervention to assess the impact on the incidence of positioning related injuries. Results: Preliminary data, including 140 completed follow-up exams, shows that 2.8% (N = 4) of neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery patients experienced new skin problems and 12.8% (N = 18) of patients reported experiencing new neuropathies. We are still actively enrolling patients in the follow-up phase of the study. Perioperative Nursing Implications: Patient positioning is a collaborative effort between all disciplines within the operating room. Good patient assessment, education, and knowledge of proper positioning will help reduce the incidence of perioperative related injuries.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:40:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:40:42Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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