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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161848
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perioperative Nursing and Humanitarian Relief
Author(s):
Hoyer, Eric
Author Details:
Lt. Eric M. Hoyer, BSN, RN, CNO, US Navy, Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA, email: eric.hoyer@med.navy.mil
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: A military perioperative nurse may unexpectedly be tasked with creating functional operating rooms (ORs) in preparation to receive casualties with a variety of injuries, regardless of assigned location in the world. When an earthquake ravaged the country of Haiti, the crew from Fleet Surgical Team 8 was ordered to stand up three functional ORs onboard the amphibious platform USS Bataan (LHD-5) with less than 48 hours notice. The team consisted of a variety of medical personnel that included one general surgeon, one certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), one perioperative nurse, and three surgical technologists. The perioperative nurse was responsible for ensuring all equipment and instruments were functioning and to stock all ORs with supplies necessary to treat any surgical trauma patient. The perioperative nurse also supervised the augmentation of 25 additional surgical personnel, including additional surgical technologists, anesthesia providers, and orthopedic, trauma, and general surgeons. Duties of the military perioperative nurse included daily tracking of all surgical patients, inventorying all surgical supplies, and providing daily briefings to the surgical staff and theatre officers in charge. The surgical staff treated over 95 patients of varying ages and injuries during a four week mission aboard the amphibious platform. The military perioperative nurse must adapt to their assigned environment. They must understand the amenities afforded by a Conus hospital, or those offered by a military hospital ship may not be available. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, or the United States Government. I am a military service member. This work was prepared as part of my official duties. Title 17 U.S.C. 105 provides that Copyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government. Title 17 U.S.C. defines a United States Government work as a work prepared by a military service member or employee of the United States Government as part of that persons official duties.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePerioperative Nursing and Humanitarian Reliefen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHoyer, Ericen_US
dc.author.detailsLt. Eric M. Hoyer, BSN, RN, CNO, US Navy, Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA, email: eric.hoyer@med.navy.milen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161848-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: A military perioperative nurse may unexpectedly be tasked with creating functional operating rooms (ORs) in preparation to receive casualties with a variety of injuries, regardless of assigned location in the world. When an earthquake ravaged the country of Haiti, the crew from Fleet Surgical Team 8 was ordered to stand up three functional ORs onboard the amphibious platform USS Bataan (LHD-5) with less than 48 hours notice. The team consisted of a variety of medical personnel that included one general surgeon, one certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), one perioperative nurse, and three surgical technologists. The perioperative nurse was responsible for ensuring all equipment and instruments were functioning and to stock all ORs with supplies necessary to treat any surgical trauma patient. The perioperative nurse also supervised the augmentation of 25 additional surgical personnel, including additional surgical technologists, anesthesia providers, and orthopedic, trauma, and general surgeons. Duties of the military perioperative nurse included daily tracking of all surgical patients, inventorying all surgical supplies, and providing daily briefings to the surgical staff and theatre officers in charge. The surgical staff treated over 95 patients of varying ages and injuries during a four week mission aboard the amphibious platform. The military perioperative nurse must adapt to their assigned environment. They must understand the amenities afforded by a Conus hospital, or those offered by a military hospital ship may not be available. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, or the United States Government. I am a military service member. This work was prepared as part of my official duties. Title 17 U.S.C. 105 provides that Copyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government. Title 17 U.S.C. defines a United States Government work as a work prepared by a military service member or employee of the United States Government as part of that persons official duties.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:41:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:41:38Z-
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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