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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162005
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Incorrect Counts: A Multidisciplinary Collaboration
Author(s):
Caldwell, Kerry; Sherman, Emily
Author Details:
Kerry A. Caldwell, BSN, RN, CNOR, City of Hope National Medical Center, South Pasadena, California, USA, email: kcaldwell@coh.org; Emily Sherman, BSN, RN, CNOR
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Following an incorrect surgical count, the best practice and AORN recommended standard is to have an x-ray taken and read by a radiologist confirming no retained foreign objects. In a multidisciplinary collaborative meeting with the radiology team, it was discovered that the radiologists were not familiar with all items included in a surgical count. In addition, the two-dimensional view poses many challenges in reading and identifying a number of the countable items used in surgery. The purpose of this project was to develop a tool to be used by the radiologist when reading x-rays for incorrect counts. A reference book was made containing pictures of all countable items used in surgical procedures. These items were x-rayed in simulation of how they will appear in an actual patient. A team was formed, including the perioperative nurse educator, an operating room (OR) staff nurse, a radiology technician, and a radiologist. Together, the book was developed, distributed, and education was provided. The group identified communication barriers between the radiology and surgery departments and implemented standardized language when reporting count discrepancies. Results included an increased knowledge base for the radiologist with specific indicators for identifying possible retained foreign objects. A standardized language for reporting incorrect counts proved beneficial for the radiologist when looking for a specific item. As nurses and patient advocates at City of Hope National Medical Center, we take pride in providing multidisciplinary collaborative care to our patients. When we incorporate this ideal into the perioperative setting, we become an entire team providing seamless continuity in individualized patient care.
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.titleIncorrect Counts: A Multidisciplinary Collaborationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCaldwell, Kerryen_US
dc.contributor.authorSherman, Emilyen_US
dc.author.detailsKerry A. Caldwell, BSN, RN, CNOR, City of Hope National Medical Center, South Pasadena, California, USA, email: kcaldwell@coh.org; Emily Sherman, BSN, RN, CNORen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162005-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Following an incorrect surgical count, the best practice and AORN recommended standard is to have an x-ray taken and read by a radiologist confirming no retained foreign objects. In a multidisciplinary collaborative meeting with the radiology team, it was discovered that the radiologists were not familiar with all items included in a surgical count. In addition, the two-dimensional view poses many challenges in reading and identifying a number of the countable items used in surgery. The purpose of this project was to develop a tool to be used by the radiologist when reading x-rays for incorrect counts. A reference book was made containing pictures of all countable items used in surgical procedures. These items were x-rayed in simulation of how they will appear in an actual patient. A team was formed, including the perioperative nurse educator, an operating room (OR) staff nurse, a radiology technician, and a radiologist. Together, the book was developed, distributed, and education was provided. The group identified communication barriers between the radiology and surgery departments and implemented standardized language when reporting count discrepancies. Results included an increased knowledge base for the radiologist with specific indicators for identifying possible retained foreign objects. A standardized language for reporting incorrect counts proved beneficial for the radiologist when looking for a specific item. As nurses and patient advocates at City of Hope National Medical Center, we take pride in providing multidisciplinary collaborative care to our patients. When we incorporate this ideal into the perioperative setting, we become an entire team providing seamless continuity in individualized patient care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:44:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:44:09Z-
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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