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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162088
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
When Skin Marking Is Not an Option: Compliance to JC & WHO
Author(s):
Hanus, Luci; Shrader, Charisse M.
Author Details:
Luci M. Hanus, BSN, MEd, RN, CNOR, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, email: lxhanus@phoenixchildrens.com; Charisse M. Shrader, RN
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Pediatric hospitals are challenged to implement the Joint Commission and WHO Patient Safety initiatives in a way that is not only safe for the pediatric patient, but also follows recommended practices. A collaborative team of physician champions, nurses, educators, and quality improvement staff developed and implemented a patient safety process to identify side/site and procedure for children when traditional skin marking is not a viable method, and developed procedure checklists for use in perioperative settings, interventional radiology, and bedside procedures. The 2010 NPSGs and WHO checklist were adapted and implemented at Phoenix Childrens Hospital to accommodate the challenges of patient safety when dealing with neonates, critically ill, and very young children whose skin surface could not be marked. By utilizing a bright blue extremity band, the proceduralist/surgeon is able to document the procedure, side/site, and add their initials on this band, which is then placed on the child prior to the procedure. The team additionally developed time-out visual checklists to be used in any area of the facility. Housewide education was provided, explaining changes to the current Universal Protocol, the use of the blue bands, and the significance of the checklist. Super users from each care area were identified and trained. An audit tool was developed to track compliance and was initiated in April 2010. Ongoing evaluation of the audit tool and visual checklist has lead to positive changes, and an increased awareness of the importance of the time-out process regardless of where the procedure is performed within the facility.
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.titleWhen Skin Marking Is Not an Option: Compliance to JC & WHOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHanus, Lucien_US
dc.contributor.authorShrader, Charisse M.en_US
dc.author.detailsLuci M. Hanus, BSN, MEd, RN, CNOR, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, email: lxhanus@phoenixchildrens.com; Charisse M. Shrader, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162088-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Pediatric hospitals are challenged to implement the Joint Commission and WHO Patient Safety initiatives in a way that is not only safe for the pediatric patient, but also follows recommended practices. A collaborative team of physician champions, nurses, educators, and quality improvement staff developed and implemented a patient safety process to identify side/site and procedure for children when traditional skin marking is not a viable method, and developed procedure checklists for use in perioperative settings, interventional radiology, and bedside procedures. The 2010 NPSGs and WHO checklist were adapted and implemented at Phoenix Childrens Hospital to accommodate the challenges of patient safety when dealing with neonates, critically ill, and very young children whose skin surface could not be marked. By utilizing a bright blue extremity band, the proceduralist/surgeon is able to document the procedure, side/site, and add their initials on this band, which is then placed on the child prior to the procedure. The team additionally developed time-out visual checklists to be used in any area of the facility. Housewide education was provided, explaining changes to the current Universal Protocol, the use of the blue bands, and the significance of the checklist. Super users from each care area were identified and trained. An audit tool was developed to track compliance and was initiated in April 2010. Ongoing evaluation of the audit tool and visual checklist has lead to positive changes, and an increased awareness of the importance of the time-out process regardless of where the procedure is performed within the facility.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:45:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:45:27Z-
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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