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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162012
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
OR and Instrument Room Uniting for Improved Patient Care
Author(s):
Carter, Amy; Hohenberger, Heather A.; Rotert, Angela
Author Details:
Amy Carter, BSN, RN, CNOR, Indiana Orthopedic Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, email: ACARTER@ORTHOINDY.COM; Heather A. Hohenberger, RN; Angela Rotert, MSN, MBA, RN
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Purpose: Streamline and strengthen Instrument Room (IR)/Operating Room (OR) processes and communication in a physician owned orthopedic specialty hospital facility. Method: Renovation of the instrument room in 2009 intiated new workflow processes between the IR and OR utilizing the following tactics: Surgery and infection control based education created a more involved and detail oriented IR orientation, an organized communication system between the IR and the OR staff was initiated to eliminate confusion and/or delay of surgical instrumentation needs, and education to physicians regarding accurate scheduling of surgery and instrumentation needs addressed and monitored by hospital administration to ensure compliance. Results: Positive culture changes occurred in the perioperative environment among IR, OR staff, and physicians. Noted improvement in instrument availability, decrease in STAT washes, and flash autoclaving of surgical instruments were noted improvements by infection control quality assurance indicators. The culture change enhanced creative development and teamwork within the multidisciplinary surgical services team. Other areas of noted improvement were increased physician and employee satisfaction scores. OR room turnover times goals met at 17 minute turnover times noted by quality assurance indicators. Perioperative Nursing Implications: Improvements of perioperative process and compliance from instrument room will lead to increased communication and patient safety within the entire perioperative environment.
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.titleOR and Instrument Room Uniting for Improved Patient Careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCarter, Amyen_US
dc.contributor.authorHohenberger, Heather A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRotert, Angelaen_US
dc.author.detailsAmy Carter, BSN, RN, CNOR, Indiana Orthopedic Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, email: ACARTER@ORTHOINDY.COM; Heather A. Hohenberger, RN; Angela Rotert, MSN, MBA, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162012-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Purpose: Streamline and strengthen Instrument Room (IR)/Operating Room (OR) processes and communication in a physician owned orthopedic specialty hospital facility. Method: Renovation of the instrument room in 2009 intiated new workflow processes between the IR and OR utilizing the following tactics: Surgery and infection control based education created a more involved and detail oriented IR orientation, an organized communication system between the IR and the OR staff was initiated to eliminate confusion and/or delay of surgical instrumentation needs, and education to physicians regarding accurate scheduling of surgery and instrumentation needs addressed and monitored by hospital administration to ensure compliance. Results: Positive culture changes occurred in the perioperative environment among IR, OR staff, and physicians. Noted improvement in instrument availability, decrease in STAT washes, and flash autoclaving of surgical instruments were noted improvements by infection control quality assurance indicators. The culture change enhanced creative development and teamwork within the multidisciplinary surgical services team. Other areas of noted improvement were increased physician and employee satisfaction scores. OR room turnover times goals met at 17 minute turnover times noted by quality assurance indicators. Perioperative Nursing Implications: Improvements of perioperative process and compliance from instrument room will lead to increased communication and patient safety within the entire perioperative environment.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:44:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:44:16Z-
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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