THE MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSES' EXPERIENCE IN THE OPERATING ROOM IMPACTS PATIENT CARE AND MD-RN COLLABORATION

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165018
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
THE MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSES' EXPERIENCE IN THE OPERATING ROOM IMPACTS PATIENT CARE AND MD-RN COLLABORATION
Author(s):
Jackson, Allegra
Author Details:
Allegra Jackson, RN BSN MBA CNOR, Assistant Nurse Manager, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: acloud@mdanderson.org
Abstract:
Treatment of surgical oncology patients includes procedures that require extensive debulking of complex tumors, lysis of adhesions, extensive reconstruction, and subsequent bleeding because of chemotherapy/ radiation prior to surgery. As a result surgical oncology patients are predisposed to multiple postoperative complications requiring high acuity care and observation. Perioperative experience can increase medical-surgical nursesÆ understanding of required postoperative assessment maximize patient outcomes, and add value to the RN-MD relationship. The purpose of the project was to provide an opportunity for nurses who provide postoperative care to surgical gynecologic oncology patients to observe patient care in the surgical setting. This benefits the patient, nurse, and attending physician by supporting RN-MD collaboration and enhancing the nurses' understanding of how to care for the patient postoperatively. Nurses were scheduled one day long rotation in the operating room. While there they interacted with members of the surgical team and assisted with patient care. Physicians walked them through procedures and explained as they went along. At the end, the nurse followed the patient to the post anesthesia care unit, and ultimately cared for the patient on the surgical unit. A questionnaire was used to measure if learning concepts were met and obtain nursesÆ feedback on the overall experience. Open- ended questions provided opportunity for nurses to express how the experience benefited their practice, and affected their rapport with medical staff. Nurses reported being enlightened about how involved the procedures are, and what the physicians go through in the operating room to deliver quality care. Many nurses reported how they appreciate the importance of pain control after seeing how patients are manipulated. They felt more competent in caring for and assessing wounds and drains since they were able to see where and how they were placed. Dialogues that began between physicians and nurses in the operating room continued throughout the postoperative phase. Nurses felt as though the physicians were genuinely interested in collaborating with them and regarded them as competent professionals. An operating room experience increases the medical-surgical nurses' understanding of postoperative care and encourages a positive RN-MD relationship. All of which maximizes patient outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTHE MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSES' EXPERIENCE IN THE OPERATING ROOM IMPACTS PATIENT CARE AND MD-RN COLLABORATIONen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Allegraen_US
dc.author.detailsAllegra Jackson, RN BSN MBA CNOR, Assistant Nurse Manager, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: acloud@mdanderson.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165018-
dc.description.abstractTreatment of surgical oncology patients includes procedures that require extensive debulking of complex tumors, lysis of adhesions, extensive reconstruction, and subsequent bleeding because of chemotherapy/ radiation prior to surgery. As a result surgical oncology patients are predisposed to multiple postoperative complications requiring high acuity care and observation. Perioperative experience can increase medical-surgical nursesÆ understanding of required postoperative assessment maximize patient outcomes, and add value to the RN-MD relationship. The purpose of the project was to provide an opportunity for nurses who provide postoperative care to surgical gynecologic oncology patients to observe patient care in the surgical setting. This benefits the patient, nurse, and attending physician by supporting RN-MD collaboration and enhancing the nurses' understanding of how to care for the patient postoperatively. Nurses were scheduled one day long rotation in the operating room. While there they interacted with members of the surgical team and assisted with patient care. Physicians walked them through procedures and explained as they went along. At the end, the nurse followed the patient to the post anesthesia care unit, and ultimately cared for the patient on the surgical unit. A questionnaire was used to measure if learning concepts were met and obtain nursesÆ feedback on the overall experience. Open- ended questions provided opportunity for nurses to express how the experience benefited their practice, and affected their rapport with medical staff. Nurses reported being enlightened about how involved the procedures are, and what the physicians go through in the operating room to deliver quality care. Many nurses reported how they appreciate the importance of pain control after seeing how patients are manipulated. They felt more competent in caring for and assessing wounds and drains since they were able to see where and how they were placed. Dialogues that began between physicians and nurses in the operating room continued throughout the postoperative phase. Nurses felt as though the physicians were genuinely interested in collaborating with them and regarded them as competent professionals. An operating room experience increases the medical-surgical nurses' understanding of postoperative care and encourages a positive RN-MD relationship. All of which maximizes patient outcomes.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:11:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:11:04Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_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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