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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182577
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
On Your Mock, Get Set ... GO!
Author(s):
Riley, Jill; Brooks, Tammy
Author Details:
Jill Riley, Clarian Health, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, email: jriley@clarian.org; Tammy Brooks
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: What happens when an operating room is forced to evacuate? Are you prepared to transport and care for your patients? What obstacles will you find along the evacuation route? Our Children's hospital OR prepared for an evacuation by developing a mock evacuation drill that mobilized five highly specialized operation rooms in various stages of complex surgical procedures. The mobilization included more than 30 nurses, five pediatric anesthesiologists, respiratory therapy, perfusionists, ancillary staff and three educators from two sister operating rooms. The mock disaster stimulated a power outage resulting from a construction error in the OR tower of our hospital. As a result, this section of the hospital was forced to evacuate immediately. Included in mock evacuation was the transfer of five complex patients (simulated) to another location of our facility. From the lessons learned in the mock evacuation, we incorporated the following changes in our operating room and practice: 1. Each anesthesia machine is equipped with a hands-free battery-operated head light. 2. We ordered six portable suction machines for the OR and two for the PACU. 3. Job action sheets were developed for each role needed during an emergency evacuation. 4. Multiple emergency response plan scenarios were developed and categorized to contain the appropriate job action sheets. Thus, in an emergent situation the complete packet can be pulled and ready to use. 5. Twelve cloth hand-held stretchers were purchased, one for each OR, in the event patients need to be transported down stair wells. Five recommendations from our experience: 1. Use stretchers for transportation during an evacuation whenever possible instead of OR tables to ensure smooth maneuvering throughout the hospital. 2. Be sure to transport patients with their charts and armbands for proper identification. 3. Designate someone to ensure that all staff are evacuated. 4. Designate a staff member to...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.]
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
The 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOn Your Mock, Get Set ... GO!en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRiley, Jillen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Tammyen_US
dc.author.detailsJill Riley, Clarian Health, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, email: jriley@clarian.org; Tammy Brooksen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182577-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: What happens when an operating room is forced to evacuate? Are you prepared to transport and care for your patients? What obstacles will you find along the evacuation route? Our Children's hospital OR prepared for an evacuation by developing a mock evacuation drill that mobilized five highly specialized operation rooms in various stages of complex surgical procedures. The mobilization included more than 30 nurses, five pediatric anesthesiologists, respiratory therapy, perfusionists, ancillary staff and three educators from two sister operating rooms. The mock disaster stimulated a power outage resulting from a construction error in the OR tower of our hospital. As a result, this section of the hospital was forced to evacuate immediately. Included in mock evacuation was the transfer of five complex patients (simulated) to another location of our facility. From the lessons learned in the mock evacuation, we incorporated the following changes in our operating room and practice: 1. Each anesthesia machine is equipped with a hands-free battery-operated head light. 2. We ordered six portable suction machines for the OR and two for the PACU. 3. Job action sheets were developed for each role needed during an emergency evacuation. 4. Multiple emergency response plan scenarios were developed and categorized to contain the appropriate job action sheets. Thus, in an emergent situation the complete packet can be pulled and ready to use. 5. Twelve cloth hand-held stretchers were purchased, one for each OR, in the event patients need to be transported down stair wells. Five recommendations from our experience: 1. Use stretchers for transportation during an evacuation whenever possible instead of OR tables to ensure smooth maneuvering throughout the hospital. 2. Be sure to transport patients with their charts and armbands for proper identification. 3. Designate someone to ensure that all staff are evacuated. 4. Designate a staff member to...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.]en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:30:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:30:25Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.en_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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