By Jane C. Rothrock PhD RN CNOR FAAN
For greater than sixty five years, Alexander's Care of the sufferer in surgical procedure has been a relied on resource for certain details on perioperative nursing. recognized writer and educator Jane C. Rothrock units up an outstanding beginning for perform, and gives step by step directions for over four hundred surgical interventions in addition to many minimally invasive surgeries, all subsidized through the most recent learn. greater than 1,000 full-color illustrations and pictures depict strategies and techniques, in addition to surgical anatomy and instrumentation. This variation provides swift reaction staff bins with advised interventions, plus assurance of recent developments in sufferer and employees security, the rise in interventional radiology, and the expansion of outpatient ambulatory surgical procedure. Alexander's supplies the instruments you want to offer secure, economical, high quality sufferer care.
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Extra info for Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery
The creation of such teams was initially included in the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s “100,000 Lives Campaign” in 2005 (Wachter and Pronovost, 2006). By 2008 TJC required accredited hospitals to have a mechanism for requesting additional assistance when a patient’s condition appeared to worsen. That led to widespread implementation of RRTs. In some instances, such teams arise following a sentinel event. The Rapid Response Team box presents the implementation of a RRT in one OR following a sentinel event and root cause analysis.
Improve staff communication. ◆ Read back spoken (verbal) or phone orders to the person who gave the order. ◆ Create a list of abbreviations and symbols that are not to be used. ◆ Quickly hand-off important test results to the right staff person. ◆ Create steps for staff to follow during patient hand-off. Make sure there is time to ask and answer questions. Eliminate distractions during hand-off reports. Use medicines safely. ◆ Create a list of medicines with names that look alike or sound alike.
Strategies to assist in effective and efﬁcient hand-off communication and reports are listed in the Patient Safety box. PATIENT SAFETY Strategies to Assist in Effective Hand-Off Communication 1. Use clear language. Avoid unclear or potentially confusing terms. When appropriate, deﬁne the terms you are using. Use only approved abbreviations and avoid jargon that could be misinterpreted. 2. Incorporate effective communication techniques such as the SBAR technique (situation, background, assessment, and recommendations), MAPS (medications, allergies, procedure/pertinent information, special needs), or other mnemonic or acronym to facilitate sequence and type of information.
Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery by Jane C. Rothrock PhD RN CNOR FAAN