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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162052
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cost-Effective Patient Safety Initiative Related to Processing of IOL
Author(s):
Esquieres, Editha; Ignacio, Teresita B.; Tennaro, Sonja
Author Details:
Editha Esquieres, MHA, RN, CNOR, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, New York, USA, email: eesquieres@nyee.edu; Teresita "Tess" B. Ignacio, BSN, RN; Sonja Tennaro, PhD, RN, CNAA, FACHE
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Purpose: To eliminate the potential for error as a result of incorrect IOL usage during surgery and to improve handling and processing of IOL. Description: This hospital based surgical service performs 27,000 procedures annually. Cataract cases requiring the use of intraocular lens comprise 43% of total surgical volume. In March 2010, the processing and usage of IOL for cataract patients were reviewed and analyzed. One primary IOL (posterior chamber) and two back-up IOLs (anterior chamber) were requested and prepared. Each lens was labeled manually with patient name, surgeon name, and date of surgery for individual patients 48 hours before surgery. On the day of surgery, labeled lenses were taken into the OR, one set at a time, for each patient. Analysis of IOL usage showed that back-up IOLs were infrequently used; labeling and having back-up IOLs in the OR during surgery was unnecessary and unsafe; the potential for patient error would be reduced; and an annual cost savings of $22,927 would be realized, if processing and handling of IOLs before, during, and after surgery were improved and streamlined. In May 2010, the OR manager teamed with management, nursing staff, and physicians to initiate a pilot project to change above process. Outcomes: Physicians continue to order the primary and secondary IOLs for each patient 48 hours before surgery. Only one primary lens is labeled and taken into the OR for each patient. The labeling and handling of back-up lenses between the OR & IOL room were eliminated. Perioperative Implications: Creates an environment of patient safety and efficiency eliminates unnecessary handling of back-up IOLs reducing risk of infection. Decreases labor cost. Physician satisfaction due to decrease fear of using incorrect lens. Potential for decreased inventory.
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.titleCost-Effective Patient Safety Initiative Related to Processing of IOLen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEsquieres, Edithaen_US
dc.contributor.authorIgnacio, Teresita B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTennaro, Sonjaen_US
dc.author.detailsEditha Esquieres, MHA, RN, CNOR, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, New York, USA, email: eesquieres@nyee.edu; Teresita "Tess" B. Ignacio, BSN, RN; Sonja Tennaro, PhD, RN, CNAA, FACHEen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162052-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Purpose: To eliminate the potential for error as a result of incorrect IOL usage during surgery and to improve handling and processing of IOL. Description: This hospital based surgical service performs 27,000 procedures annually. Cataract cases requiring the use of intraocular lens comprise 43% of total surgical volume. In March 2010, the processing and usage of IOL for cataract patients were reviewed and analyzed. One primary IOL (posterior chamber) and two back-up IOLs (anterior chamber) were requested and prepared. Each lens was labeled manually with patient name, surgeon name, and date of surgery for individual patients 48 hours before surgery. On the day of surgery, labeled lenses were taken into the OR, one set at a time, for each patient. Analysis of IOL usage showed that back-up IOLs were infrequently used; labeling and having back-up IOLs in the OR during surgery was unnecessary and unsafe; the potential for patient error would be reduced; and an annual cost savings of $22,927 would be realized, if processing and handling of IOLs before, during, and after surgery were improved and streamlined. In May 2010, the OR manager teamed with management, nursing staff, and physicians to initiate a pilot project to change above process. Outcomes: Physicians continue to order the primary and secondary IOLs for each patient 48 hours before surgery. Only one primary lens is labeled and taken into the OR for each patient. The labeling and handling of back-up lenses between the OR & IOL room were eliminated. Perioperative Implications: Creates an environment of patient safety and efficiency eliminates unnecessary handling of back-up IOLs reducing risk of infection. Decreases labor cost. Physician satisfaction due to decrease fear of using incorrect lens. Potential for decreased inventory.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:44:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:44:53Z-
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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