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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162014
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Utilizing Technology as a Means of Effective Communication
Author(s):
Castles, Taj; Jennie, Teri L.
Author Details:
Taj M. Castles, RN, CNOR, Bayhealth Medical Center, Magnolia, Delaware, USA, email: tmcespn@hotmail.com; Teri L. Jennie, BSN, RN
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Effective communication is one of the most important aspects in any business. In the operating room, communication is vital. Issues related to the management of resources, departmental problems and improvements, physician's preferences, personnel and, most importantly, patient safety, must be effectively communicated among all levels of personnel. Trying to do so with issues inherent to the OR environment, such as variable shifts and a constant barrage of information to disseminate can be especially challenging. In an effort to address this issue, we collaborated with members of the OR and information services to develop a functioning website dedicated to our staff and our OR. While developing the site, Teri and I had to consider many different variables. Not only did we want to provide an effective means of communication and a way to share valuable resources, we wanted to provide a forum to develop shared governance within our department. After much time and planning, the Kent General Operating Room Website went live in April 2009. Staff were provided with educational in-services and all were registered into the password protected site. Since then, the site has been used as a successful means of communication within our department. It is the first of its kind within nursing in our hospital. Although the website is still in its infancy, it has already become a great means of communication and a method of dispersing important, and not so important, information. Management, lead nurses, the clinical educator, schedulers, and even materials management use the site to communicate with everyone in the department to increase efficiency and improve patient care and safety. As the site continues to develop and be used to its full potential, we see it becoming an invaluable tool to our department.
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.titleUtilizing Technology as a Means of Effective Communicationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCastles, Tajen_US
dc.contributor.authorJennie, Teri L.en_US
dc.author.detailsTaj M. Castles, RN, CNOR, Bayhealth Medical Center, Magnolia, Delaware, USA, email: tmcespn@hotmail.com; Teri L. Jennie, BSN, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162014-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Effective communication is one of the most important aspects in any business. In the operating room, communication is vital. Issues related to the management of resources, departmental problems and improvements, physician's preferences, personnel and, most importantly, patient safety, must be effectively communicated among all levels of personnel. Trying to do so with issues inherent to the OR environment, such as variable shifts and a constant barrage of information to disseminate can be especially challenging. In an effort to address this issue, we collaborated with members of the OR and information services to develop a functioning website dedicated to our staff and our OR. While developing the site, Teri and I had to consider many different variables. Not only did we want to provide an effective means of communication and a way to share valuable resources, we wanted to provide a forum to develop shared governance within our department. After much time and planning, the Kent General Operating Room Website went live in April 2009. Staff were provided with educational in-services and all were registered into the password protected site. Since then, the site has been used as a successful means of communication within our department. It is the first of its kind within nursing in our hospital. Although the website is still in its infancy, it has already become a great means of communication and a method of dispersing important, and not so important, information. Management, lead nurses, the clinical educator, schedulers, and even materials management use the site to communicate with everyone in the department to increase efficiency and improve patient care and safety. As the site continues to develop and be used to its full potential, we see it becoming an invaluable tool to our department.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:44:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:44:18Z-
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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