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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161987
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perioperative RN Exchange Program
Author(s):
Baker, Pacita; Bickel, Donna M.
Author Details:
Pacita A. Baker, BSN, BA, RN, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: bakerpa@email.chop.edu; Donna M. Bickel, BSN, RN
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOPs) is the first pediatric hospital in the US with a long history of high expectations for providing safe, high quality care. In 2007, CHOPs OR complex underwent an extensive expansion. This included the merger of day surgery with the PACU into a new perioperative complex, which included 17 operating rooms, and 46 peri-anesthesia (pre- and post-op) beds, and 132 nursing staff. The resulting increased complexity of the physical environment and the change in some nursing roles brought about additional challenges in communication, collaboration, teamwork, and patient flow. Being highly aware that clear, concise, and adequate communication is a key element in providing safe, high quality care, a 10-member Summit Group of direct-care nurses from across the complex was formed to address the quality of communication between, and collaboration amongst, OR and PACU nurses. The group designed an OR/PACU Exchange Program to increase respect and awareness of the challenges and expectations facing the various roles throughout the perioperative complex. Nurses spent a four-hour session shadowing a nurse with a different role, e.g., pre-op nurses shadowed OR nurses and vice versa. An anonymous online survey was completed immediately prior to and after the four-hour session. The survey combined multiple choice questions using a Likert scale and open-ended questions to solicit qualitative feedback. A majority of the nurses participated in this voluntary program and the surveys indicated improvement in both types of questions.
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.titlePerioperative RN Exchange Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Pacitaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBickel, Donna M.en_US
dc.author.detailsPacita A. Baker, BSN, BA, RN, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: bakerpa@email.chop.edu; Donna M. Bickel, BSN, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161987-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOPs) is the first pediatric hospital in the US with a long history of high expectations for providing safe, high quality care. In 2007, CHOPs OR complex underwent an extensive expansion. This included the merger of day surgery with the PACU into a new perioperative complex, which included 17 operating rooms, and 46 peri-anesthesia (pre- and post-op) beds, and 132 nursing staff. The resulting increased complexity of the physical environment and the change in some nursing roles brought about additional challenges in communication, collaboration, teamwork, and patient flow. Being highly aware that clear, concise, and adequate communication is a key element in providing safe, high quality care, a 10-member Summit Group of direct-care nurses from across the complex was formed to address the quality of communication between, and collaboration amongst, OR and PACU nurses. The group designed an OR/PACU Exchange Program to increase respect and awareness of the challenges and expectations facing the various roles throughout the perioperative complex. Nurses spent a four-hour session shadowing a nurse with a different role, e.g., pre-op nurses shadowed OR nurses and vice versa. An anonymous online survey was completed immediately prior to and after the four-hour session. The survey combined multiple choice questions using a Likert scale and open-ended questions to solicit qualitative feedback. A majority of the nurses participated in this voluntary program and the surveys indicated improvement in both types of questions.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:43:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:43:53Z-
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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