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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161862
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Medication Scanning in the Pediatric Operating Room
Author(s):
Kidd, Carolyn J.; Hedden, Sheila J.
Author Details:
Carolyn J. Kidd, BSN, BA, RN, CNOR, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, USA, email: ckidd@dmc.org; Sheila J. Hedden, BSN, RN, CPN, CNOR
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: The purpose of this project is to improve patient safety in the pediatric operating room (OR) through the use of scanning in the administration of medications. A pediatric level one trauma center was one of eight hospitals that initiated a scanning process within the OR to create a system-wide standard of care in the delivery of medications. The pediatric hospital has 14 ORs that performed 13,625 surgeries in 2009. It was standard practice for nurses to calculate, mix, and administer medications after verbal orders were given by the surgeon. Site meetings began in 2007 to establish new medication administration workflow for the OR nurses. Scanning the pediatric population created its own unique set of obstacles that had to be overcome. A staff training curriculum was developed and training implemented in September 2008. This training consisted of required practice time, user demonstration, and a written test. Go live occurred December 8, 2008. Patient safety is optimized as a result of this administration process. These procedures set a precedent for the application of medication scanning within the pediatric OR. Ongoing education of staff is required to mitigate user issues. Currently, no other pediatric OR scans medications. The scanning process can be successfully applied within the OR and adapted for application in the pediatric population. Through adherence to this more stringent medication process, nurses are able to provide patients with a higher standard of care.
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.titleMedication Scanning in the Pediatric Operating Roomen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKidd, Carolyn J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHedden, Sheila J.en_US
dc.author.detailsCarolyn J. Kidd, BSN, BA, RN, CNOR, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, USA, email: ckidd@dmc.org; Sheila J. Hedden, BSN, RN, CPN, CNORen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161862-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: The purpose of this project is to improve patient safety in the pediatric operating room (OR) through the use of scanning in the administration of medications. A pediatric level one trauma center was one of eight hospitals that initiated a scanning process within the OR to create a system-wide standard of care in the delivery of medications. The pediatric hospital has 14 ORs that performed 13,625 surgeries in 2009. It was standard practice for nurses to calculate, mix, and administer medications after verbal orders were given by the surgeon. Site meetings began in 2007 to establish new medication administration workflow for the OR nurses. Scanning the pediatric population created its own unique set of obstacles that had to be overcome. A staff training curriculum was developed and training implemented in September 2008. This training consisted of required practice time, user demonstration, and a written test. Go live occurred December 8, 2008. Patient safety is optimized as a result of this administration process. These procedures set a precedent for the application of medication scanning within the pediatric OR. Ongoing education of staff is required to mitigate user issues. Currently, no other pediatric OR scans medications. The scanning process can be successfully applied within the OR and adapted for application in the pediatric population. Through adherence to this more stringent medication process, nurses are able to provide patients with a higher standard of care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:41:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:41:51Z-
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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