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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161798
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Addressing Surgical Issues Utilizing a Debriefing Tool
Author(s):
Smith, Kimberly A.; Cordier, Patricia L.
Author Details:
Kimberly A. Smith, MSN, RN, CNOR, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, USA; Patricia L. Cordier, MSN, RN, CNOR
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Staff complaints of issues that are never fixed or go nowhere are commonplace in some surgical suites. Our internal utilization management committee consisting of OR nurses/tech, anesthesia personnel, and surgeons develop a debriefing tool executed through a SharePoint to gather data for analysis. We developed an initial questionnaire and initially implemented it for three months. After three months, we reevaluated the construction of the questionnaire and the information we were looking to gather and assess. Changes were made and that version has been in implementation for four months. Using it, we have been able to identify singular incidents for investigation, as well as identify trends. Some of our success stories include the elimination of wet loads from our sterilization processes and the hiring of additional housekeeping personnel to assist with room turnover during peak times to facilitate moving along with the surgical schedule. We are currently working on issues, such as instrumentation cleanliness, availability, and scheduling issues. We have identified that while overall reporting has remained constant, there has been a downward trend of all reported incidents and categories showing overall progress.
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.titleAddressing Surgical Issues Utilizing a Debriefing Toolen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Kimberly A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCordier, Patricia L.en_US
dc.author.detailsKimberly A. Smith, MSN, RN, CNOR, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, USA; Patricia L. Cordier, MSN, RN, CNORen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161798-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Staff complaints of issues that are never fixed or go nowhere are commonplace in some surgical suites. Our internal utilization management committee consisting of OR nurses/tech, anesthesia personnel, and surgeons develop a debriefing tool executed through a SharePoint to gather data for analysis. We developed an initial questionnaire and initially implemented it for three months. After three months, we reevaluated the construction of the questionnaire and the information we were looking to gather and assess. Changes were made and that version has been in implementation for four months. Using it, we have been able to identify singular incidents for investigation, as well as identify trends. Some of our success stories include the elimination of wet loads from our sterilization processes and the hiring of additional housekeeping personnel to assist with room turnover during peak times to facilitate moving along with the surgical schedule. We are currently working on issues, such as instrumentation cleanliness, availability, and scheduling issues. We have identified that while overall reporting has remained constant, there has been a downward trend of all reported incidents and categories showing overall progress.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:40:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:40:46Z-
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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