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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161923
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Patients Count on It: A Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce/Eliminate Incorrect Counts
Author(s):
Norton, Elizabeth; Martin, Cornelia
Author Details:
Elizabeth "Beth" Norton, BSN, RN, CNOR, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: elizabeth.norton@childrens.harvard.edu; Cornelia Martin, RN, CNOR
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Retained surgical items are considered a preventable occurrence. Focused attention to both counted items and inspection of surgical items passed back from the field can significantly reduce, if not eliminate, these incidents. The main operating room at Children's Hospital Boston has developed a quality improvement initiative to reduce/eliminate incorrect counts. In 2009, none of the reported incorrect counts led to discovery of a retained surgical item. However, the reason for the incorrect counts remained unresolved. Methods: Updated count policy, updated count sheet, in-service(s), electronic education, e-mail alerts, collaboration with radiology department, live audits of counts during surgical procedures, and root cause analysis of every incorrect count. Conclusions: These quality improvement initiatives have resulted in reducing our number of incorrect counts and count discrepancies by half in 2010.
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.titlePatients Count on It: A Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce/Eliminate Incorrect Countsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNorton, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Corneliaen_US
dc.author.detailsElizabeth "Beth" Norton, BSN, RN, CNOR, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: elizabeth.norton@childrens.harvard.edu; Cornelia Martin, RN, CNORen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161923-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Retained surgical items are considered a preventable occurrence. Focused attention to both counted items and inspection of surgical items passed back from the field can significantly reduce, if not eliminate, these incidents. The main operating room at Children's Hospital Boston has developed a quality improvement initiative to reduce/eliminate incorrect counts. In 2009, none of the reported incorrect counts led to discovery of a retained surgical item. However, the reason for the incorrect counts remained unresolved. Methods: Updated count policy, updated count sheet, in-service(s), electronic education, e-mail alerts, collaboration with radiology department, live audits of counts during surgical procedures, and root cause analysis of every incorrect count. Conclusions: These quality improvement initiatives have resulted in reducing our number of incorrect counts and count discrepancies by half in 2010.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:42:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:42:51Z-
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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