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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161807
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Are You Documenting?
Author(s):
Stahl, Carolyn M.; Hudson, Julie L.; Huff, Glenn H.; Peshkin, Janet S.
Author Details:
Carolyn M. Stahl, RN, CNOR, Carle Foundation Hospital, Champaign, Illinois, USA, email: Carolyn.Artz@Carle.com; Julie L. Hudson, MS, RN, CNOR; Glenn H. Huff, MS, RN, NE-BC; Janet S. Peshkin, MS, RN, CNOR
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Our primary objective is to improve flash sterilization documentation and decrease the overall number of flash sterilization loads, thereby decreasing the risk for surgical site infections. Description of Team: Carolyn Stahl, RN, Clinical Ladder 4; Janet Peshkin, RN, MS; Julie Hudson, RN, MS, director of perioperative services; and Debbie Schoonover, ORA. Methods: Documentation of cycle information must be maintained to improve tracking of flashed items. We investigated different companies' covered Flash Pan systems to improve transfer to the sterile field. Our project encompassed improvement of data collection for flash sterilization with a comprehensive autoclave form and spreadsheet, staff review of Recommended Practices and Policy and Procedures, collaboration with Sterile Processing Department to purchase additional instrument sets and covered Flash Pans, and collaborating with departments using autoclaves in the OR (anesthesia department). We changed the tracking log system, educated OR and doctors via partnership committee meetings concerning implants, and gave in-services. We documented flash log sheets daily. We also changed the biological tracking log sheets and revamped our sterilizing policy. Results: We went from 22.5% compliance in autoclave documentation in July 2009 to 93.86% compliance in July 2010. Each OR specialty selected the Flash Pan which best met their needs and the staff has been educated in their use. By greatly improving our compliance, as recommended by AORN and AAMI, we have improved our patient's safety relative to possible surgical site infections. Our patients are our priority and we are their advocate.'
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:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAre You Documenting?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorStahl, Carolyn M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHudson, Julie L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHuff, Glenn H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPeshkin, Janet S.en_US
dc.author.detailsCarolyn M. Stahl, RN, CNOR, Carle Foundation Hospital, Champaign, Illinois, USA, email: Carolyn.Artz@Carle.com; Julie L. Hudson, MS, RN, CNOR; Glenn H. Huff, MS, RN, NE-BC; Janet S. Peshkin, MS, RN, CNORen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161807-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Our primary objective is to improve flash sterilization documentation and decrease the overall number of flash sterilization loads, thereby decreasing the risk for surgical site infections. Description of Team: Carolyn Stahl, RN, Clinical Ladder 4; Janet Peshkin, RN, MS; Julie Hudson, RN, MS, director of perioperative services; and Debbie Schoonover, ORA. Methods: Documentation of cycle information must be maintained to improve tracking of flashed items. We investigated different companies' covered Flash Pan systems to improve transfer to the sterile field. Our project encompassed improvement of data collection for flash sterilization with a comprehensive autoclave form and spreadsheet, staff review of Recommended Practices and Policy and Procedures, collaboration with Sterile Processing Department to purchase additional instrument sets and covered Flash Pans, and collaborating with departments using autoclaves in the OR (anesthesia department). We changed the tracking log system, educated OR and doctors via partnership committee meetings concerning implants, and gave in-services. We documented flash log sheets daily. We also changed the biological tracking log sheets and revamped our sterilizing policy. Results: We went from 22.5% compliance in autoclave documentation in July 2009 to 93.86% compliance in July 2010. Each OR specialty selected the Flash Pan which best met their needs and the staff has been educated in their use. By greatly improving our compliance, as recommended by AORN and AAMI, we have improved our patient's safety relative to possible surgical site infections. Our patients are our priority and we are their advocate.'en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:40:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:40:56Z-
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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