EMBRACING ACTION BY IMPROVING O.R. TEAM COMMUNICATION

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:57:17 AM America/New_York

“Perioperative nursing faces a workplace crisis,” begins a January 2016 paper in the AORN Journal, noting that too few perioperative nurses entering the workforce to replace those who will soon reach retirement age. The cost of orienting perioperative nurses is high, the authors point out, and first-year turnover rates are also high. To address these issues, nursing leaders at Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing and nursing leaders at Theda Clark Medical Center in Wisconsin partnered with local medical centers to form a clinical immersion program for senior baccalaureate nursing students that could help fill the pipeline.

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VISCOELASTIC GEL OVERLAY OUTPERFORMS FOAM

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 8:28:47 AM America/New_York

Why all the fuss about viscoelasticity? What, really, is that property of materials used in the prevention of pressure injury in the OR? Read on...

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AORN EXPO KEYNOTERS FOCUS ON GUIDELINES OF A DIFFERENT SORT

Monday, February 19, 2018 1:26:54 PM America/New_York

One very important service AORN provides to its members is in the form of perioperative guidelines.  There’s the AORN-approved Guideline for Medical Device and Product Evaluation, for example, and the AORN Guideline for Positioning the Patient. But in addition to those and the many other best practices guidelines offered by AORN, at the upcoming Global Surgical Conference & Expo, three well-known keynote speakers will be discussing “guidelines” of a different sort. Call them “people guidelines”. Read on...

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AORN-APPROVED GUIDELINE SETS OUT FOUR CORNERSTONES OF PRODUCT EVALUATION

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:33:20 PM America/New_York

The Guideline for Medical Device and Product Evaluation, approved by AORN, is meant to help perioperative teams develop and implement a process for evaluating FDA cleared medical devices and products for use in the operating room.  Read on...

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ASK ACTION PRODUCTS – KNOW YOUR CAREGIVERS

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 12:37:45 PM America/New_York

A caregiver is a person who takes responsibility for someone who cannot fully care for him or herself. Whether they are family members or trained professionals, caregivers need to have a very special combination of traits, including patience, alertness, and dependability. Read on...

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