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Safe Patient Handling and Movement.

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Lisa Spruce

AORN J 2020 Jul;112(1):63-71

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13094DOI Listing

Surgical smoke: oversight and regulations.

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AORN J 2020 Jul;112(1):P25-P26

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13128DOI Listing

Relocating Sterile Processing Activities to an Off-Site Facility: Cost, Design, and Project Management Considerations.

AORN J 2020 Jul;112(1):30-38

When space limitations prevent sterile processing department personnel from meeting the needs of the perioperative departments that they serve, leaders should consider expansion options. At one large multifacility health care system in Pennsylvania, leaders considering expansion assessed several factors, including the costs versus benefits, logistics, real estate space, regulatory requirements, and the overall effect on employees. After reviewing all of the information, the leaders decided to move the sterile processing department for two hospitals and two outpatient centers to an off-site location. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13072DOI Listing

Clinical Issues-July 2020.

AORN J 2020 Jul;112(1):73-80

Ensuring patient safety under time pressure Key words: on-time starts, turnover time, briefing, team communication, delays. Holes in the outer layer of sterilization wraps Key words: package integrity, defects, sterilization wrap, contaminated item, sterile field. Changing surgical attire after smoking outside Key words: surgical attire, cigarette smoke, tobacco smoke, third-hand smoke, wound healing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13090DOI Listing

Guideline for electrosurgical safety.

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Lisa Croke

AORN J 2020 Jul;112(1):P9-P11

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13124DOI Listing

Team Member Behavior Can Compromise Patient Safety.

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AORN J 2020 Jul;112(1):60-62

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13088DOI Listing

What's Coming in Future Issues.

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AORN J 2020 Jul;112(1):96

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13118DOI Listing

Instrument Manufacturing: Implications for Perioperative Teams.

AORN J 2020 Jul;112(1):15-29

The development of surgical instruments began thousands of years ago and continues to evolve. National and international government agencies regulate the manufacturing of instruments in some cases, and the differing regulations can affect instrument quality. Although stainless steel contains an alloy of iron and chromium with other metal and nonmetal materials, its composition can vary; this variation may cause instruments to function differently than expected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13073DOI Listing

Our Shared Purpose: Strength in Community.

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David Wyatt

AORN J 2020 Jul;112(1):3-4

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13078DOI Listing

The Effect of a Skin Barrier Film on the Incidence of Dressing-Related Skin Blisters After Spine Surgery.

AORN J 2020 Jul;112(1):39-48

Tension blisters from adhesive dressings may lead to pain and delayed surgical wound healing for surgical patients and cause an institutional cost burden. Commercial skin barrier film products may reduce dressing-related postoperative skin blistering in surgical patients. Project investigators at an orthopedic specialty hospital randomized 185 surgical spine patients to receive either a standard wound dressing (ie, control group) or a dressing with the addition of a skin barrier film applied beneath it (eg, treatment group). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13074DOI Listing

Premature Extubation.

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AORN J 2020 Jul;112(1):92-94

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13075DOI Listing

Prone.

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AORN J 2020 Jul;112(1):P21-P23

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13127DOI Listing

A Central Sterile Processing and Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control Collaboration to Ensure Safe Patient Care.

AORN J 2020 Jul;112(1):8-14

Cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization (CDS) practices and protocols are the cornerstone of infection control and patient safety. Central sterile processing (CSP) leaders are responsible for updating policies and procedures for sterile processing and ensuring CSP staff members process instruments correctly. Monitoring staff member practices can be a demanding and difficult task, but it is critical for safe patient outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13071DOI Listing

OR Staff Safety.

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AORN J 2020 Jul;112(1):50-59

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13134DOI Listing

Creating a Cardiovascular OR Huddle Board.

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AORN J 2020 Jun;111(6):687-690

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Using Virtual Human Technology in Perioperative Team Training Simulations.

AORN J 2020 Jun;111(6):617-626

Incorporating virtual human (VH) technology into simulation programs for perioperative education and training can improve interdisciplinary teamwork and communication. The development of VHs allowed interdisciplinary teams at the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital to overcome obstacles during training, such as communication gaps. A multidisciplinary team that included perioperative leaders and quality specialists developed three scenarios for interdisciplinary training to provide participants with the opportunity to practice their communication skills and improve patient safety. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13046DOI Listing

Poster Award Winners.

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AORN J 2020 Jun;111(6):597-605

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13093DOI Listing

Guideline for laser safety.

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Lisa Croke

AORN J 2020 Jun;111(6):P8-P10

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13082DOI Listing

Our Shared Purpose: Teamwork.

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David Wyatt

AORN J 2020 Jun;111(6):583-584

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13060DOI Listing

Clinical Issues-June 2020.

AORN J 2020 Jun;111(6):699-707

Perioperative personnel with cold sores Key words: herpes labialis, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), cold sore, infection transmission, surgical mask. Documenting the use of bone wax Key words: bone wax, documentation, implant, medical device, electronic health record (EHR). Using sterile surgical skin markers on veins Key words: skin marker, isopropyl alcohol, gentian violet, methylene blue, vein. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13058DOI Listing

Recommendations for standardizing the time-out process.

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AORN J 2020 Jun;111(6):P21

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13087DOI Listing

Guideline Quick View: Pneumatic Tourniquets.

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AORN J 2020 Jun;111(6):720-723

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13076DOI Listing

What's Coming in Future Issues.

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AORN J 2020 Jun;111(6):730

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13077DOI Listing

A Network Analysis of Perioperative Communication Patterns.

AORN J 2020 Jun;111(6):627-641

To foster teamwork, improve clinical excellence, and promote a culture of safety, perioperative leaders should have a clear understanding of the dynamics that affect clinician communication in the OR. We used social network analysis to characterize the typical OR clinician communication patterns at a military surgery center and determine how clinician relationships influenced individual behavior. We surveyed 50 surgical teams and used the data to develop six relational networks and a clinician communication effectiveness index. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13044DOI Listing

Patient Positioning, Patient Handling, and Pressure Injuries.

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AORN J 2020 Jun;111(6):607-616

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13091DOI Listing

Mobile health apps are transforming patient care.

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Lisa Croke

AORN J 2020 Jun;111(6):P5

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13080DOI Listing

Expanding an Academic-Service Partnership to Develop a Summer Perioperative Nursing Practicum for Baccalaureate Students.

AORN J 2020 Jun;111(6):644-652

Addressing the increasing shortage of perioperative nurses requires innovative educational strategies. A private university and a teaching hospital with an academic-service partnership collaborated to offer an educational perioperative nursing experience to baccalaureate nursing students to increase student interest in the perioperative nursing specialty. The university offered an elective summer practicum to baccalaureate nursing students between their junior and senior years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13040DOI Listing

Guidelines in Practice: Hypothermia Prevention.

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Terri Link

AORN J 2020 Jun;111(6):653-666

All patients are at risk for unplanned hypothermia in the perioperative practice setting. Adverse outcomes attributed to hypothermia include myocardial events, surgical site infections, poor wound healing, increased blood loss, and prolonged postanesthesia care unit stays. The AORN "Guideline for prevention of hypothermia" includes recommendations for measuring the patient's body temperature, selecting methods for prevention of unplanned hypothermia, and implementing the selected insulation and warming interventions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13038DOI Listing

Supine.

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AORN J 2020 Jun;111(6):P17-P18

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13085DOI Listing

Which Line: Ordering Provider or Proceduralist?

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AORN J 2020 Jun;111(6):727-729

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13045DOI Listing

Individual and Chapter Award Winners.

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AORN J 2020 Jun;111(6):589-595

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13092DOI Listing

Our Shared Purpose: Communicating the Value of Nursing.

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David Wyatt

AORN J 2020 May;111(5):477-478

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13035DOI Listing