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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161876
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Implementing a Surgical Safety Checklist
Author(s):
Lara, Gregory L.; Kramer, Christine M.
Author Details:
Maj. Gregory L. Lara, MSN, RN, CNOR, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, email: laragl@hotmail.com; Lt. Col. Christine M. Kramer, MSN, RN, CNOR
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Over 230 million surgical interventions occur worldwide annually. Any of these surgical interventions can have a poor outcome. Perioperative nurses must take measures to decrease chances of poor outcomes. One measure is the utilization of a Surgical Safety Checklist which reduces morbidly and mortality in the perioperative setting. A Surgical Safety Checklist was implemented by a multidisciplinary team at Tripler Army Medical Center, a tertiary care, teaching hospital located in Honolulu, Hawaii, averaging over 800 cases a month across all surgical specialties. Perioperative staff was educated on the significance of the Surgical Safety Checklist prior to implementation and perioperative nurses were tasked with completing the checklist. The checklists were audited daily for completion, recommendations, and comments. Data from the checklists were compiled and changes to improve processes were made as needed. Compliance completing Surgical Safety Checklist was over 90%. Information provided by Surgical Safety Checklist audits enabled improvement in patient safety, productivity, and system processes. Perioperative staff was initially resistant to implementation of the checklist; however with education and follow-up, acceptance and buy in by staff members ensued. Facilities conducting surgery should consider implementing the Surgical Safety Checklist to reduce likelihood of errors and improve productivity. Nurses play an important role in implementing Surgical Safety Checklists; thereby, reducing morbidly and mortality during surgical interventions. Development and implementation of Surgical Safety Checklists will strengthen perioperative nursing patient advocate roles by providing foundations for a reduced likelihood of errors during surgery.
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.titleImplementing a Surgical Safety Checklisten_GB
dc.contributor.authorLara, Gregory L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKramer, Christine M.en_US
dc.author.detailsMaj. Gregory L. Lara, MSN, RN, CNOR, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, email: laragl@hotmail.com; Lt. Col. Christine M. Kramer, MSN, RN, CNORen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161876-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Over 230 million surgical interventions occur worldwide annually. Any of these surgical interventions can have a poor outcome. Perioperative nurses must take measures to decrease chances of poor outcomes. One measure is the utilization of a Surgical Safety Checklist which reduces morbidly and mortality in the perioperative setting. A Surgical Safety Checklist was implemented by a multidisciplinary team at Tripler Army Medical Center, a tertiary care, teaching hospital located in Honolulu, Hawaii, averaging over 800 cases a month across all surgical specialties. Perioperative staff was educated on the significance of the Surgical Safety Checklist prior to implementation and perioperative nurses were tasked with completing the checklist. The checklists were audited daily for completion, recommendations, and comments. Data from the checklists were compiled and changes to improve processes were made as needed. Compliance completing Surgical Safety Checklist was over 90%. Information provided by Surgical Safety Checklist audits enabled improvement in patient safety, productivity, and system processes. Perioperative staff was initially resistant to implementation of the checklist; however with education and follow-up, acceptance and buy in by staff members ensued. Facilities conducting surgery should consider implementing the Surgical Safety Checklist to reduce likelihood of errors and improve productivity. Nurses play an important role in implementing Surgical Safety Checklists; thereby, reducing morbidly and mortality during surgical interventions. Development and implementation of Surgical Safety Checklists will strengthen perioperative nursing patient advocate roles by providing foundations for a reduced likelihood of errors during surgery.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:42:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:42:05Z-
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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