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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162008
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Team Approach to Improving Sharps Safety
Author(s):
Canacari, Elena; Guglielmi, Charlotte L.
Author Details:
Elena G. Canacari, RN, CNOR, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: ecanacar@bidmc.harvard.edu; Charlotte L. Guglielmi, BSN, MA, RN, CNOR
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Review of sharps injury data at BIDMC indicated that the medical center was a high outlier compared to other facilities in our state. Perioperative services and labor & delivery attributed for 42% of reported sharps injuries in the first three quarters of FY10. The data further indicated that 70% of reported incidences occurred among surgical residents, fellows, and medical students. The Patient Safety Culture Task Force, a multidisciplinary team of stakeholders, assessed the practice in our operating rooms and recommended implementation of changes, which included transitioning to blunt suture needle technology and back to basic education focused on safety in the neutral zone. Clinical nurses and surgical technologists created a hands-on learning experience. With the assistance from the director of surgical education, the Carl J. Shapiro Skills & Simulation Center served as the setting for a learning opportunity in which clinical perioperative staff served as faculty. The session was such a success that it will continue as an ongoing venue for enhancing team building, communication, and education. Impact on reduction of sharps injuries is being determined through continued monitoring of sharps injuries data. Faculty Disclosure: Charlotte Gugliemi, AORN President 2010-2011
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Team Approach to Improving Sharps Safetyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCanacari, Elenaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGuglielmi, Charlotte L.en_US
dc.author.detailsElena G. Canacari, RN, CNOR, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: ecanacar@bidmc.harvard.edu; Charlotte L. Guglielmi, BSN, MA, RN, CNORen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162008-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Review of sharps injury data at BIDMC indicated that the medical center was a high outlier compared to other facilities in our state. Perioperative services and labor & delivery attributed for 42% of reported sharps injuries in the first three quarters of FY10. The data further indicated that 70% of reported incidences occurred among surgical residents, fellows, and medical students. The Patient Safety Culture Task Force, a multidisciplinary team of stakeholders, assessed the practice in our operating rooms and recommended implementation of changes, which included transitioning to blunt suture needle technology and back to basic education focused on safety in the neutral zone. Clinical nurses and surgical technologists created a hands-on learning experience. With the assistance from the director of surgical education, the Carl J. Shapiro Skills & Simulation Center served as the setting for a learning opportunity in which clinical perioperative staff served as faculty. The session was such a success that it will continue as an ongoing venue for enhancing team building, communication, and education. Impact on reduction of sharps injuries is being determined through continued monitoring of sharps injuries data. Faculty Disclosure: Charlotte Gugliemi, AORN President 2010-2011en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:44:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:44:12Z-
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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