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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161955
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Care of the Incarcerated Patient: Safety First
Author(s):
Ritchie, Carol R.; Brown, Tammie H.; Hudek, Kim; Kyle, Cara M.
Author Details:
Carol R. Ritchie, MSN, RN, CNOR, Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, email: critchie@shc.org; Tammie H. Brown, BSN, RN, CNOR, TNCC; Kim Hudek, BScN, MEd, RN, CNOR, TNCC; Cara M. Kyle, BSN, RN, CNOR, TNCC
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Our facility is providing care for an increasing number of incarcerated patients. One of our specialty surgeon groups contracted to provide services for this distinct group of patients. Nurses and surgical technicians were faced with unique considerations of balancing patient privacy with staff safety, dealing with their own preconceived notions of prisoners, educating prison guards regarding correct dress and conduct in the OR to maintain infection control, and positioning and protection requirements while a patient is hand or leg cuffs. We requested a nurse within the prison system to speak to our OR staff members. The presentation provided valuable information to help staff members be more aware of personal safety concerns while reflecting on their own personal feelings and judgments. This discussion helped us recognize the importance of avoiding inquries about the patients' backgrounds that do not impact their care. We then identified the need for developing a standardized plan of nursing care to address the numerous unique safety concerns. The changes in health care are impacting our state budgets. State prison systems will continue to evaluate how health care dollars are allocated. This distinctive situation further impacts our healthcare institutions. We are challenged to think critically when implementing our care and provoked to evaluate our own personal feelings and judgments as perioperative nurses.
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.titleCare of the Incarcerated Patient: Safety Firsten_GB
dc.contributor.authorRitchie, Carol R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Tammie H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHudek, Kimen_US
dc.contributor.authorKyle, Cara M.en_US
dc.author.detailsCarol R. Ritchie, MSN, RN, CNOR, Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, email: critchie@shc.org; Tammie H. Brown, BSN, RN, CNOR, TNCC; Kim Hudek, BScN, MEd, RN, CNOR, TNCC; Cara M. Kyle, BSN, RN, CNOR, TNCCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161955-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Our facility is providing care for an increasing number of incarcerated patients. One of our specialty surgeon groups contracted to provide services for this distinct group of patients. Nurses and surgical technicians were faced with unique considerations of balancing patient privacy with staff safety, dealing with their own preconceived notions of prisoners, educating prison guards regarding correct dress and conduct in the OR to maintain infection control, and positioning and protection requirements while a patient is hand or leg cuffs. We requested a nurse within the prison system to speak to our OR staff members. The presentation provided valuable information to help staff members be more aware of personal safety concerns while reflecting on their own personal feelings and judgments. This discussion helped us recognize the importance of avoiding inquries about the patients' backgrounds that do not impact their care. We then identified the need for developing a standardized plan of nursing care to address the numerous unique safety concerns. The changes in health care are impacting our state budgets. State prison systems will continue to evaluate how health care dollars are allocated. This distinctive situation further impacts our healthcare institutions. We are challenged to think critically when implementing our care and provoked to evaluate our own personal feelings and judgments as perioperative nurses.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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