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Operating room nursing

Karin Falk-Brynhildsen, Maria Jaensson, Brigid M Gillespie, Ulrica Nilsson
PURPOSE: To compare perceived competence and self-efficacy (SE) among Swedish operating room (OR) nurses and registered nurse anesthetists (RNAs), and to evaluate the relationship between SE and competence, gender, age, and years of experience. DESIGN: Comparative cross-sectional survey. METHODS: Two validated questionnaires, Perceived Perioperative Competence Scale-Revised and General Self-Efficacy Scale, were sent to members of the Swedish Association of Health Professionals (n = 2,902)...
February 6, 2019: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Juan P Gurria, Heather Nolan, Stephanie Polites, Melody Threlkeld, Katherine Arata, Lisa Phipps, Alison Muth, Richard A Falcone
BACKGROUND: Blood-borne pathogen exposure (BBPE) represents a significant safety and resource burden, with more than 380,000 events reported annually across hospitals in the United States. The perioperative environment is a high-risk area for BBPE, and efforts to reduce exposures are not well defined. A multidisciplinary group of nurses, surgical technologists, surgeons, and employee health specialists created a BBPE prevention bundle to reduce Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable cases...
February 4, 2019: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Jacob Davidson, Khrystyna Ioanidis, Vanessa Fantillo, Josee Paradis, Julie Strychowsky
OBJECTIVES: Minor pediatric surgeries performed in the minor procedure room (MPR) may be more time efficient and less costly compared to those performed in the operating room (OR). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: This was a retrospective study on cost and efficiency differences of bilateral myringotomy with tube insertions performed in the MPR versus the OR. Charts were reviewed from June 2015 to May 2017. Cost data was based on supply cost and case costing of medical personnel including nurses, aides, and anesthesia assistants...
February 5, 2019: Laryngoscope
Rasmus Bo Hasselbalch, Mia Pries-Heje, Martin Schultz, Louis Lind Plesner, Lisbet Ravn, Morten Lind, Rasmus Greibe, Birgitte Nybo Jensen, Thomas Høi-Hansen, Nicholas Carlson, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Lars S Rasmussen, Kasper Iversen
INTRODUCTION: Triage systems with limited room for clinical judgment are used by emergency departments (EDs) worldwide. The Copenhagen Triage Algorithm (CTA) is a simplified triage system with a clinical assessment. METHODS: The trial was a non-inferiority, two-center cluster-randomized crossover study where CTA was compared to a local adaptation of Adaptive Process Triage (ADAPT). CTA involves initial categorization based on vital signs with a final modification based on clinical assessment by an ED nurse...
2019: PloS One
Kerry Caperell, Justen Pettigrew, Andrew Gerughty, Michelle Stevenson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the initial impression of emergency department providers on the disposition of children with asthma exacerbation. METHODS: We conducted a prospective survey of physicians and other providers in the emergency department of a children's hospital and parents of children presenting with asthma exacerbation. The treating provider completed a survey after finishing the examination and immediately upon exiting the patient's room...
February 2019: Pediatric Emergency Care
Lane L Frasier, Sudha R Pavuluri Quamme, Yue Ma, Douglas Wiegmann, Glen Leverson, Eva H DuGoff, Caprice C Greenberg
BACKGROUND: Poor communication is implicated in many adverse events in the operating room (OR); however, many hospitals' scheduling practices permit unfamiliar operative teams. The relationship between unfamiliarity, team communication and effectiveness of communication is poorly understood. We sought to evaluate the relationship between familiarity, communication rates, and communication ineffectiveness of health care providers in the OR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed purposive sampling of 10 open operations...
March 2019: Journal of Surgical Research
Madeline M Grade, Mallika K Tamboli, Sylvia Bereknyei Merrell, Claudia Mueller, Sabine Girod
BACKGROUND: The Joint Commission has repeatedly recognized inadequate communication as a top contributing factor to medical error in the operating room (OR). The goal of this qualitative study was to develop a deeper and more nuanced understanding of OR communication dynamics, specifically across different interdisciplinary roles and to recommend specific interventions based on these findings. METHODS: We performed a two-phase qualitative study at one academic institution to explore contributors and barriers to optimal OR communication...
March 2019: Journal of Surgical Research
G Silvay
The first human-to-human heart transplantation in Czechoslovakia, and the 25th transplantation in the world, was performed in Bratislava, the second largest city in Czechoslovakia on July 9, 1968. The operation was carried out by a team led by Professors Karol Siska and Ladislav Kuzela at the second Surgical Clinic at the Comenius University of the Medical Faculty in Bratislava, Partizanska Street-only seven months after the first heart transplantation performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard in Cape Town. Other members of the team in Bratislava included surgery recipients Siska, Kuzela, Pivkova, Holoman; surgery donors Schnorrer, Kuzela, Holoman; an extracorporeal circulation team of Treger, Carsky, Podolay; anesthesiologists Sobesky and Neumanova; operating room nurses Machkova, Homerova, Kralova, and operating room laboratory technician Malinova...
2019: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
Tackeun Kim, O-Ki Kwon, Seung Pil Ban, Young Deok Kim, Yu Deok Won
BACKGROUND: The number of endovascular treatment procedures performed for cerebral aneurysms has markedly increased. However, little is known about the annual effective radiation dose to medical staff in neurointervention fields. We performed a retrospective observational study to investigate the real-time radiation dose to surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and radiologic technologists during endovascular treatment for intracranial aneurysms. METHODS: We measured real-time radiation doses for 2 weeks under standard and reinforced protection, during which 28 procedures were performed, including 23 coil embolizations for unruptured intracranial aneurysms...
January 24, 2019: World Neurosurgery
Shraddha Vidyadhar Naik, Vithal Krishna Dhulkhed, Rewa Hemant Shinde
Background: The operation theater (OT) complex is a costly component of a hospital budget expenditure. This area of hospital activity requires maximum utilization to ensure optimum cost benefit. To achieve a high level of utilization in the OT, it is necessary to efficiently coordinate number of activities and personnel. Methods: This study was conducted in a 1000-bedded tertiary care teaching hospital in rural maharashtra over aperiod of two months. The OT complex consists of eight major OTs...
October 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Cody C Wyles, William A Robinson, Hilal Maradit-Kremers, Matthew T Houdek, Robert T Trousdale, Tad M Mabry
BACKGROUND: Bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can be performed under a single-anesthetic (SA) or staged under a two-anesthetic (TA) technique. Recently, our institution began piloting a 2-surgeon team SA method for bilateral TKA. The purpose of this study was to compare the inpatient costs and clinical outcomes in the first 90 days after surgery between the team SA, single-surgeon SA, and single-surgeon TA approaches for bilateral TKA. METHODS: All primary TKAs performed from 2007 to 2017 by the 2 participating surgeons for each of the 3 groups of interest were identified: team SA (N = 42 patients; 84 knees), single-surgeon SA (N = 146 patients; 292 knees), single-surgeon TA (N = 242 patients; 484 knees)...
December 27, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Phyllis Kisa, David F Grabski, Doruk Ozgediz, Margaret Ajiko, Raffaele Aspide, Robert Baird, Gillian Barker, Doreen Birabwa-Male, Geoffrey Blair, Brian Cameron, Maija Cheung, Bruno Cigliano, David Cunningham, Sergio D'Agostino, Damian Duffy, Faye Evans, Tamara N Fitzgerald, George Galiwango, Domenico Gerolmini, Marcello Gerolmini, Nasser Kakembo, Joyce B Kambugu, Kokila Lakhoo, Monica Langer, Moses Fisha Muhumuza, Arlene Muzira, Mary T Nabukenya, Bindi Naik-Mathuria, Doreen Nakku, Jolly Nankunda, Martin Ogwang, Innocent Okello, Norgrove Penny, Eleanor Reimer, Coleen Sabatini, John Sekabira, Martin Situma, Peter Ssenyonga, Janat Tumukunde, Gustavo Villalona
BACKGROUND: There is a significant unmet need for children's surgical care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Multidisciplinary collaboration is required to advance the surgical and anesthesia care of children's surgical conditions such as congenital conditions, cancer and injuries. Nonetheless, there are limited examples of this process from LMICs. We describe the development and 3-year outcomes following a 2015 stakeholders' meeting in Uganda to catalyze multidisciplinary and multi-institutional collaboration...
January 7, 2019: World Journal of Surgery
David Ong, Michael Cheung, Peter Cuenca, Steven Schauer
OBJECTIVES: The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course encourages the use of chest x-ray (CXR) to identify injuries that may change clinical management during the initial stage of trauma resuscitations. Several studies have failed to show benefit for the routine use of CXR without a clinical indication, however. We sought to validate these findings by determining the incidence of clinically significant findings discovered on a portable single-view CXR during the initial stabilization of trauma patients at a Level 1 trauma center...
January 2019: Southern Medical Journal
Louise Teare, Niall Martin, Wael Elamin, Kerry Pilgrim, Teresa Tredoux, John Swanson, Peter Hoffman
BACKGROUND: Five cases of multi-resistant Acinetobacter baumanii OXA-23, OXA-51 (MRA) occurred on our Burns Intensive Care Unit. Three were repatriated from other parts of the world (Dubai and Mumbai) and colonised on admission. In spite of optimal precautions, two patients acquired MRA. Both had been nursed in the same room. METHODS: Multi-disciplinary outbreak investigation of MRA on a regional burn intensive care unit. FINDINGS: The mechanism of transfer for our first case is thought to have been contaminated air from theatre activity releasing MRA bacteria into the communal corridor...
December 27, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
Dongjuan Xu, Shanshan Zhu, Hui Li, Jie Gao, Huanyu Mou, Kefang Wang
AIMS: To investigate: 1) the prevalence of overactive bladder among male and female operating room nurses; 2) the unhealthy toileting behaviors that nurses adopt to void their bladders; and 3) the mediating roles that different toileting behaviors play in the relationship between occupational stress and overactive bladder. DESIGN: A cross-sectional design was used. METHODS: This study was conducted from July - September 2016 in Jinan, China...
December 26, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Fang Wang, Si-Yu Zhang, Jian-Rong Chen, Ying-Lei Liu, Man-Hua Liu, Li-Li Xue, Jian Wang
We developed a bathroom safety management information system to decrease adverse nursing events, and observed the application of the self-developed safety management information system in neonatal bathroom.A total of 3482 newborns receiving neonatal bath and rooming in between May 2015 and May 2017, were enrolled in this study. Of the 3482 newborns, 1727 that did not use the safety management information system from May 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016, were considered as control group; and other 1755 that used the safety management information system from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017 were entered in observation group...
December 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Rhonda K Lanning, Marilyn H Oermann, Julee Waldrop, Laura G Brown, Julie A Thompson
INTRODUCTION: Skin-to-skin care (SSC) immediately after birth is recommended for all women and their newborns. Barriers to SSC after cesarean birth lead to delays in initiation of this practice. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to implement an innovative approach with volunteer doulas to support initiation of SSC after cesarean for all clients. PROCESS: Volunteer doulas in a well-established hospital-based program within an academic health center were trained to provide care during scheduled cesarean births in the operating and recovery rooms...
December 12, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Negin Larti, Elaheh Ashouri, Akram Aarabi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to investigate the effect of a role-playing training program for empathetic communication with patients on empathy scores of operating room nursing students. METHODS: This clinical trial was carried out on 77 operating room nursing students from the first to the fourth years studied in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in the academic year 2017-2018. The intervention administered on the experimental group included a 12-hour training program with the theme of expressing empathy to patients using a role-playing technique...
2018: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
Larissa de Siqueira Gutierres, José Luís Guedes Dos Santos, Caroline Cechinel Peiter, Fernando Henrique Antunes Menegon, Luciara Fabiane Sebold, Alacoque Lorenzini Erdmann
OBJECTIVE: To describe nurses' recommendations for good patient safety practices in the operating room. METHOD: Quantitative, descriptive and exploratory research developed from an online survey of 220 operating room nurses from different regions of Brazil. The data processing for textual analysis was performed by the software IRAMUTEQ. RESULTS: There were eight recommendations: (1) Involvement of the multiprofessional team and the managers of the institution; (2) Establishment of a patient safety culture; (3) Use of the safe surgery checklist; (4) Improvement of interpersonal communication; (5) Expansion of nurses' performance; (6) Adequate availability of physical, material and human resources; (7) Individual search for professional updating; and (8) Development of continuing education actions...
2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Soudabeh Haddadi, Reyhaneh Shahrokhirad, Malek Moien Ansar, Shideh Marzban, Mitra Akbari, Arman Parvizi
Background: Retrobulbar block is one of the chosen methods for local anesthesia in cataract surgery. Since it is a painful procedure, using analgesic and sedative drugs is recommended. Current medications have side effects and evaluating of new drugs or new uses of existing safer drugs is necessary. Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the administration of melatonin and acetaminophen on pain and hemodynamic changes during retrobulbar block. Methods: In a double-blinded randomized trial, 180 patients undergoing cataract surgery were randomly divided into three groups: Melatonin group (received melatonin 6 mg), acetaminophen group (received acetaminophen 500 mg), and control group (received placebo)...
October 2018: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
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