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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161859
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Time is Up on Flash Sterilization
Author(s):
Kelly, Eleanor; Aguirre, Rocio; Burhans, Barbara; Cibenko, John; Curry, Rebecca A.; DeJesus, Iris N.; Dinan, Susan M.; Hurtado, Sonia; Malinowski, Marilyn
Author Details:
Eleanor Kelly, MS, RN, CNOR, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Rocio Aguirre, RN; Barbara Burhans, BSN, RN, CNOR; John Cibenko, BSN, RN, CNOR, CON; Rebecca A. Curry, BSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA; Iris N. DeJesus, MS, RN, CNOR; Susan M. Dinan, BSN, RN, CNOR; Sonia Hurtado, RN; Marilyn Malinowski
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Flash sterilization in the OR remains a challenge for many staff members at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH), a 957 bed, acute-care, urban facility housing 32 OR suites. Due to the vast number of surgeries performed each day at this academic medical center, the quantity of instruments flashed is not suitable for the superior standard of care established. AORN Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices state that the use of flash sterilization should be kept to a minimum. A committee composed of RNs, RNFAs, and nurse educators organized a "No Flash Day" to demonstrate that flashing could be eliminated with the proper planning and teamwork. Multidisciplinary teams were formed to research why flashing occurs, the correlation between flashing and surgical site infections, common items flashed, and recommended practices and standards of flash sterilization. Collaborated team effort, awareness, and preparation produced "No Flash Day," a success with just one tray flashed. The discovered outcome presented a significant reduction in flash sterilization in the following months. A multisystem approach, including the sterile processing unit, vendors, planning and preparation from specialty team leaders, and assistance from OR personnel, has been employed to provide a continuance of superior care. A culture change is evident.
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.titleThe Time is Up on Flash Sterilizationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Eleanoren_US
dc.contributor.authorAguirre, Rocioen_US
dc.contributor.authorBurhans, Barbaraen_US
dc.contributor.authorCibenko, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorCurry, Rebecca A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDeJesus, Iris N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDinan, Susan M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHurtado, Soniaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMalinowski, Marilynen_US
dc.author.detailsEleanor Kelly, MS, RN, CNOR, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Rocio Aguirre, RN; Barbara Burhans, BSN, RN, CNOR; John Cibenko, BSN, RN, CNOR, CON; Rebecca A. Curry, BSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA; Iris N. DeJesus, MS, RN, CNOR; Susan M. Dinan, BSN, RN, CNOR; Sonia Hurtado, RN; Marilyn Malinowskien_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161859-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Flash sterilization in the OR remains a challenge for many staff members at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH), a 957 bed, acute-care, urban facility housing 32 OR suites. Due to the vast number of surgeries performed each day at this academic medical center, the quantity of instruments flashed is not suitable for the superior standard of care established. AORN Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices state that the use of flash sterilization should be kept to a minimum. A committee composed of RNs, RNFAs, and nurse educators organized a "No Flash Day" to demonstrate that flashing could be eliminated with the proper planning and teamwork. Multidisciplinary teams were formed to research why flashing occurs, the correlation between flashing and surgical site infections, common items flashed, and recommended practices and standards of flash sterilization. Collaborated team effort, awareness, and preparation produced "No Flash Day," a success with just one tray flashed. The discovered outcome presented a significant reduction in flash sterilization in the following months. A multisystem approach, including the sterile processing unit, vendors, planning and preparation from specialty team leaders, and assistance from OR personnel, has been employed to provide a continuance of superior care. A culture change is evident.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:41:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:41:48Z-
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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