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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162097
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Red Zone in the OR
Author(s):
Haworth, Sheila
Author Details:
Sheila Marie Haworth, RN, Memorial University Health Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia, USA, email: shawo0716@comcast.net
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: OR nurses have found themselves amongst chaos at the end of a surgical case when it's time to do a closing count. It is known that distractions can cause mistakes. Since surgical counting errors are a serious safety issue in the medical profession, it was not taken lightly and something had to be done. The same 'Red Zone' used in the critical care units to reduce medication errors can benefit other areas of the hospital. The Red Zone has been established in the OR and is now an invaluable tool. At the beginning of the closing count, the Red Zone is established. The physician is then informed that the Red Zone has begun, radios are turned off, phones/pagers are left unanswered, and all unnecessary conversation ceases until the closing count has ended and is correct. The RNs and scrub technicians are responsible for maintaining the quiet environment while the count is being done. The Red Zone was well-received by management, who expedited a change in the closing count policy. There's also a feeling of empowerment among the staff. The Red Zone gives you the quiet time to get your thoughts together, get organized, and to help make an accurate closing count. Safety of the patient is our duty and the Red Zone enables us to carry this out much more efficiently and with authority.
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.titleRed Zone in the ORen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHaworth, Sheilaen_US
dc.author.detailsSheila Marie Haworth, RN, Memorial University Health Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia, USA, email: shawo0716@comcast.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162097-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: OR nurses have found themselves amongst chaos at the end of a surgical case when it's time to do a closing count. It is known that distractions can cause mistakes. Since surgical counting errors are a serious safety issue in the medical profession, it was not taken lightly and something had to be done. The same 'Red Zone' used in the critical care units to reduce medication errors can benefit other areas of the hospital. The Red Zone has been established in the OR and is now an invaluable tool. At the beginning of the closing count, the Red Zone is established. The physician is then informed that the Red Zone has begun, radios are turned off, phones/pagers are left unanswered, and all unnecessary conversation ceases until the closing count has ended and is correct. The RNs and scrub technicians are responsible for maintaining the quiet environment while the count is being done. The Red Zone was well-received by management, who expedited a change in the closing count policy. There's also a feeling of empowerment among the staff. The Red Zone gives you the quiet time to get your thoughts together, get organized, and to help make an accurate closing count. Safety of the patient is our duty and the Red Zone enables us to carry this out much more efficiently and with authority.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:45:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:45:36Z-
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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