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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161921
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Merging Three Cultures: Opportunities and Challenges
Author(s):
New, Suzan W.
Author Details:
Suzan W. New, BSN, MS, RN, UT Southwestern University Hospitals, Dallas, Texas, USA, email: suzan.new@utsouthwestern.edu
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Implementing consistency in education and clinical practice as three cultures continue to merge in an academic health care setting poses many opportunities for standardization and adopting best practices that shine at each site. The directors at each surgical site and the educators collaborate to identify differences and adopt policies, procedures, and education that are consistent and meet each site's unique needs. The team assesses the base knowledge, skills, and practices of experienced and novice professional and support staff to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. Using internal and external resources the team develops a plan to strengthen the expertise and knowledge base of staff at all levels. An example is an initiative to standardize practice and improve patient related to flash sterilization. The team has conducted a Failure Mode and Effect Analysis to determine current practices in two inpatient facilities and one outpatient facility under the organization umbrella. Ongoing data is being collected to identify the volume and type of items being flash sterilized. The goal is to standardize the flash containers being used and to reduce the amount of flash sterilization in each facility. This will result in a higher standard of patient care and consistency within the organization.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMerging Three Cultures: Opportunities and Challengesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNew, Suzan W.en_US
dc.author.detailsSuzan W. New, BSN, MS, RN, UT Southwestern University Hospitals, Dallas, Texas, USA, email: suzan.new@utsouthwestern.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161921-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Implementing consistency in education and clinical practice as three cultures continue to merge in an academic health care setting poses many opportunities for standardization and adopting best practices that shine at each site. The directors at each surgical site and the educators collaborate to identify differences and adopt policies, procedures, and education that are consistent and meet each site's unique needs. The team assesses the base knowledge, skills, and practices of experienced and novice professional and support staff to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. Using internal and external resources the team develops a plan to strengthen the expertise and knowledge base of staff at all levels. An example is an initiative to standardize practice and improve patient related to flash sterilization. The team has conducted a Failure Mode and Effect Analysis to determine current practices in two inpatient facilities and one outpatient facility under the organization umbrella. Ongoing data is being collected to identify the volume and type of items being flash sterilized. The goal is to standardize the flash containers being used and to reduce the amount of flash sterilization in each facility. This will result in a higher standard of patient care and consistency within the organization.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:42:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:42:49Z-
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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