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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161954
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reducing Specimen Identification Defects
Author(s):
Ritchey, Karen L.; Cady-Reh, Julie; Clark, Eboni; Doshi, Lisa; Richardson, Hazel; Winner, Laura
Author Details:
Karen L. Ritchey, MSN, RN, CNOR, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, email: kritche2@jhmi.edu
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Surgical pathology receives surgical specimens from the operating rooms that have missing/mislabeled patient information and/or specimen identification errors. These defects result in rework, delays in patient care, staff dissatisfaction, and risks to patient safety. A multidisciplinary team was formed with the goal of reducing the specimen identification defect rate from a baseline of 0.4% to the management target of 0.3%, which represents a 25% improvement. The specimen form was revised and piloted, defects trended, and data assessed to determine the impact on the current process and defect rates. The pilot was conducted in the otolaryngology service, due to the large volume of specimens. The outcome of the pilot was successful due to to enhanced form organization and clarity with least possible writing by the nurses. A follow up survey was conducted for the different groups to gather feedback on form functionality; responses were collected and analyzed to craft the final requisition. A combination of interventions, including education and training of perioperative nurses on standardized form completion and specimen labeling, creation of independent checks for key processes and reviewing mistakes when they occur, has led to reduced defects and consequently improvement in patient safety.
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.titleReducing Specimen Identification Defectsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRitchey, Karen L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCady-Reh, Julieen_US
dc.contributor.authorClark, Ebonien_US
dc.contributor.authorDoshi, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Hazelen_US
dc.contributor.authorWinner, Lauraen_US
dc.author.detailsKaren L. Ritchey, MSN, RN, CNOR, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, email: kritche2@jhmi.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161954-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Surgical pathology receives surgical specimens from the operating rooms that have missing/mislabeled patient information and/or specimen identification errors. These defects result in rework, delays in patient care, staff dissatisfaction, and risks to patient safety. A multidisciplinary team was formed with the goal of reducing the specimen identification defect rate from a baseline of 0.4% to the management target of 0.3%, which represents a 25% improvement. The specimen form was revised and piloted, defects trended, and data assessed to determine the impact on the current process and defect rates. The pilot was conducted in the otolaryngology service, due to the large volume of specimens. The outcome of the pilot was successful due to to enhanced form organization and clarity with least possible writing by the nurses. A follow up survey was conducted for the different groups to gather feedback on form functionality; responses were collected and analyzed to craft the final requisition. A combination of interventions, including education and training of perioperative nurses on standardized form completion and specimen labeling, creation of independent checks for key processes and reviewing mistakes when they occur, has led to reduced defects and consequently improvement in patient safety.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:43:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:43:22Z-
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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