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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161853
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Evolution of Tissue Tracking
Author(s):
Jones, Tammy L.; Altaffer, Ann J.
Author Details:
Tammy L. Jones, RN, Broward General Medical Center, Plantation, Florida, USA, email: t1jones@browardhealth.org; Ann J. Altaffer, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Our clinical issue is reflective of deficiencies identified in our tissue tracking process. A multidisciplinary team consisting of managers and staff from the OR, materiels management, receiving, and blood bank worked together to improve our process and achieve compliance with TJCs standards for tissue tracking. Our preparation/planning process consisted of review of TJC and AORNs standards, our tissue banking policy, log sheet in use, and an outline of the current procedure. The assessment process allowed us to identify the deficiencies in our policies and procedures and refine them by integrating each of TJCs standards. Along with review and revision of our policy, we created a new log sheet ensuring the incorporation of TJCs standards. Implementation involved group and individual education on the changes in the policy and the steps involved in our new tissue tracking procedure. We implemented a monitoring protocol of auditing 100% of all tissue received, implanted, discarded, wasted, or returned to its source facility. Our monitoring tool has a threshold of 90% compliance with all of our indicators/data elements. Our data will show a slow but steady increase in compliance over the last 15 months. We have identified the need for minor revisions and continued education of the process. The implication for perioperative nursing has been an increase in patient safety related to standardization of procedure for managing tissues, bi-directional traceability of all tissues, and ease of investigation in the event of an adverse event related to tissue use or donor infection.
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.titleThe Evolution of Tissue Trackingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJones, Tammy L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAltaffer, Ann J.en_US
dc.author.detailsTammy L. Jones, RN, Broward General Medical Center, Plantation, Florida, USA, email: t1jones@browardhealth.org; Ann J. Altaffer, MSN, RN, NEA-BCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161853-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Our clinical issue is reflective of deficiencies identified in our tissue tracking process. A multidisciplinary team consisting of managers and staff from the OR, materiels management, receiving, and blood bank worked together to improve our process and achieve compliance with TJCs standards for tissue tracking. Our preparation/planning process consisted of review of TJC and AORNs standards, our tissue banking policy, log sheet in use, and an outline of the current procedure. The assessment process allowed us to identify the deficiencies in our policies and procedures and refine them by integrating each of TJCs standards. Along with review and revision of our policy, we created a new log sheet ensuring the incorporation of TJCs standards. Implementation involved group and individual education on the changes in the policy and the steps involved in our new tissue tracking procedure. We implemented a monitoring protocol of auditing 100% of all tissue received, implanted, discarded, wasted, or returned to its source facility. Our monitoring tool has a threshold of 90% compliance with all of our indicators/data elements. Our data will show a slow but steady increase in compliance over the last 15 months. We have identified the need for minor revisions and continued education of the process. The implication for perioperative nursing has been an increase in patient safety related to standardization of procedure for managing tissues, bi-directional traceability of all tissues, and ease of investigation in the event of an adverse event related to tissue use or donor infection.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:41:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:41:43Z-
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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