SIX MONTH REMINDER – HAVE YOU IMPLEMENTED THE 2017 AORN GUIDELINES?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:04:34 AM America/New_York

We get busy. We forget. But not really – it’s only that protocol and procedures in the OR are so much a part of our daily routines. And is there anything really new about the newest guidelines for perioperative practice* issued just six months ago by AORN?  Read on...

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NO COINCIDENCE: PRESSURE ULCER PREVENTION DAY IN PERIOPERATIVE NURSE WEEK

Monday, October 30, 2017 10:54:34 AM America/New_York

November is a month for recognition and for thanks. As highlighted in an earlier blog post, this month our nation honors its many family caregivers.  Then, every November since 1919, we mark the end of the “Great War” with Veterans Day. (Usually observed on November 11th, Veteran’s day happens to fall on a Saturday; the federal holiday will be observed on Friday the 10th.). And of course, November ends with Thanksgiving.  The event Americans call “the first Thanksgiving” was observed by the Pilgrims in 1621 following their first harvest in the New World. Read on...

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THIS MONTH, OUR NATION HONORS CAREGIVERS

Monday, October 30, 2017 10:44:11 AM America/New_York

It’s Thanksgiving season, and, for an increasing number of adult children, that means more than turkey and fixin’s. It’s the time, for many, to visit aging parents and to communicate directly with those parents’ caregivers.

This year, the National Family Caregivers Month Sample proclamation for state and local governments reads as follows:
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CENTRAL STERILIZATION “TAKES ACTION” ON FLUID MANAGEMENT

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:28:13 AM America/New_York

“Until the 1940s,” the University of Rochester Medical Center website points out, “medical/surgical supplies were, for the most part, processed and maintained in the departments and patient care areas in which they were to be used.” As the number and variety of surgical procedures, medical devices, equipment, and supplies proliferated, health care facilities began to establish separate and distinct departments.  Read on....

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TAKE ACTION AGAINST SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS IN THE OR

Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:03:00 PM America/New_York

Slip and fall (STF) incidents involving healthcare employees frequently result in disabling injuries that affect their ability to do their jobs and care for patients,” Chris Wetmore points out in Healthcare Facilities Today. 

The most recent findings gathered by the U.S. Bureau of labor Statistics show that injuries that lead to a loss of workdays occur at a rate of about 38.2 per every 10,000 healthcare employees, making the risk for these injuries 90% greater for healthcare employees than for all other private industries combined. The incidence rate of lost-workday STFs ranks as the second most common cause of lost-workday injuries in hospitals. Contaminants on the floor are the leading cause of STF incidents in healthcare facilities. Read on...

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