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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161850
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Patient Safety: Steep Trendelenburg-Lithotomy Positioning
Author(s):
Jackson, Emily M.; Essex, Ellen; Ewing, Kelly
Author Details:
Emily M. Jackson, RN, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA, email: Emily.Jackson@osumc.edu; Ellen Essex, BSN, RN; Kelly Ewing, BSN, RN
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: For the last decade, The Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) has been performing robotic surgery. While there are many advantages for the patient, the seemingly extreme nature of the steep Trendelenburg-lithotomy positioning raises questions regarding its safety. Information must be provided in the form of Evidence-Based Practice to ensure patient safety in this position. The questions were answered by utilizing the knowledge of experienced individuals in anesthesia, surgical nursing, and patient care resource management. By showing every patient is not only safe but suffers no ill-effects of the positioning, we are hoping to set the recomended standard for this position. While ongoing nursing research is required to definitively prove that current practice is best practice, the positioning methods used at OSUMC promote patient safety and comfort throughout surgery and in the days and weeks following. Extensive education of the perioperative staff is necessary when using the position during surgery. Perioperative staff should be educated not only on safely positioning the patient but also on what equipment is best used.
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.titlePatient Safety: Steep Trendelenburg-Lithotomy Positioningen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Emily M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEssex, Ellenen_US
dc.contributor.authorEwing, Kellyen_US
dc.author.detailsEmily M. Jackson, RN, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA, email: Emily.Jackson@osumc.edu; Ellen Essex, BSN, RN; Kelly Ewing, BSN, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161850-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: For the last decade, The Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) has been performing robotic surgery. While there are many advantages for the patient, the seemingly extreme nature of the steep Trendelenburg-lithotomy positioning raises questions regarding its safety. Information must be provided in the form of Evidence-Based Practice to ensure patient safety in this position. The questions were answered by utilizing the knowledge of experienced individuals in anesthesia, surgical nursing, and patient care resource management. By showing every patient is not only safe but suffers no ill-effects of the positioning, we are hoping to set the recomended standard for this position. While ongoing nursing research is required to definitively prove that current practice is best practice, the positioning methods used at OSUMC promote patient safety and comfort throughout surgery and in the days and weeks following. Extensive education of the perioperative staff is necessary when using the position during surgery. Perioperative staff should be educated not only on safely positioning the patient but also on what equipment is best used.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:41:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:41:39Z-
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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