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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27509767/traditional-canister-based-open-waste-management-system-versus-closed-system-hazardous-exposure-prevention-and-operating-theatre-staff-satisfaction
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
M Horn, N Patel, D M MacLellan, N Millard
INTRODUCTION: Exposure to blood and body fluids is a major concern to health care professionals working in operating rooms (ORs). Thus, it is essential that hospitals use fluid waste management systems that minimise risk to staff, while maximising efficiency. METHOD: The current study compared the utility of a 'closed' system with a traditional canister-based 'open' system in the OR in a private hospital setting. RESULTS: A total of 30 arthroscopy, urology, and orthopaedic cases were observed...
June 2016: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27509766/spotlight-on-ornac-members-an-interview-with-elizabeth-beck-rn-cpn-c-ornac-treasurer
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Elizabeth Beck, Andras Switzer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27509765/knowledge-and-skills-enhancement-through-perioperative-nursing-simulation-lab-training
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Trish Whelan, Xinzhe Shi, Sue Yorke, Keith Andony, Keith Andony, Mary Lou McKenzie
In Edmonton Zone, the attrition rate among new perioperative nursing staff is an issue of concern and many ORs are facing noticeable staffing challenges. In the Edmonton area there are approximately 79 surgical suites. A series of simulation labs were established in 2015 to provide perioperative nurses in order to increase their comfort on the job and to help build confidence levels. The expectations for this simulation are an overall improvement in perioperative nurses' competency, a reduction in OR orientation and training time, and a decrease in the attrition rates among OR nurses...
June 2016: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27164824/when-surgery-goes-wrong-the-importance-of-the-patient-s-voice
#4
Kapka Petrov
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27164823/operating-room-nurses-association-of-canada-ornac-october-2015-standards-for-perioperative-registered-nursing-practice-12th-edition
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(no author information available yet)
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March 2016: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27164822/surgical-attire-matter-of-preference-or-evidence
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Lisa Spruce
Surgical attire can be an emotional and controversial topic among health care providers. The reality, however, is that exposing perioperative patients to the skin and hair of the perioperative team members may be putting patients at risk for a surgical site infection.
March 2016: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27164821/executive-director-s-message
#7
Heather Dow
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27164820/president-s-message
#8
Cathleen Ferguson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26790319/using-the-team-to-reduce-risk-of-blood-and-body-fluid-exposure-in-the-perioperative-setting
#9
Carolyn Moore, Karen-Leigh Edward, Karolin King, Jo-Ann Giandinoto
INTRODUCTION: Despite the substantial risks posed in the surgical environment, compliance in wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in the operating room (OR) and the post-anaesthetic care unit (PACU) amongst health care workers is considered poor globally. Lack of awareness and limited access to information about the appropriate precautions to prevent exposure contribute to continued high-risk behaviours amongst the team in the perioperative setting. AIM: The aim of this project was to assess current compliance rates of staff in the use of PPE and to develop and implement an educational program to increase staff compliance in the perioperative setting of a large, private hospital (450 beds)...
December 2015: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26790318/malignant-hyperthermia-an-update-for-perioperative-nurses
#10
Sheila Riazi, Barbara W Brandom
This article is a summary of the "Updates on Malignant Hyperthermia" presentation given at the 2015 ORNAC National Conference in Edmonton. It presents the facts known about malignant hyperthermia (MH) including definition, anesthetic and non-anesthetic triggers for MH, signs and symptoms, and treatment of MH. It also discusses the care of an MH susceptible patient while undergoing an elective surgery.
December 2015: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26790317/president-s-message
#11
Cathleen Ferguson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2015: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26529886/perioperative-certified-nurses-celebrate-20-years-of-specialty-certification
#12
Lucie Vachon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2015: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26529885/understanding-or-nurses-reactions-to-errors-and-using-this-understanding-to-improve-patient-safety
#13
Ladan Taifoori, Sina Valiee
The operating room can be home to many different types of nursing errors due to the invasiveness of OR procedures. The nurses' reactions towards errors can be a key factor in patient safety. This article is based on a study, with the aim of investigating nurses' reactions toward nursing errors and the various contributing and resulting factors, conducted at Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences in Sanandaj, Iran in 2014. The goal of the study was to determine how OR nurses' reacted to nursing errors with the goal of having this information used to improve patient safety...
September 2015: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26529884/president-s-message
#14
Cathleen Ferguson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2015: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26310037/listen-while-you-work-the-attitude-of-healthcare-professionals-to-music-in-the-or
#15
Adna Abdilmajeedn Faraj, P Wright, J H S Haneef, Adrian Jones
Although the playing of music is commonplace in the operating theatre, there is nothing in the literature examining whether staff feel this is beneficial. Questionnaires were distributed amongst a random selection of staff in practice at a district general hospital: medical staff from a range of surgical specialities, anaesthetists, and all grades of perioperative staff (nurse/operating department practitioners/healthcare assistants) were encouraged to participate. There were 121 health professionals in total working in the operating theatres...
June 2015: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26310036/massive-transfusion-protocol-standardizing-care-to-improve-patient-outcomes
#16
Joan Porteous
Providing rapid response is a primary goal when caring for surgical patients with injuries involving massive blood loss. Massive transfusion protocols have been developed in some tertiary care health care facilities to ensure a rapid and efficient response in the provision of care to patients with a massive and uncontrolled hemorrhage. The purpose of this article is to discuss a massive transfusion protocol and to describe the process used to implement a massive transfusion protocol at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre (the site) as well as to describe its impact in the operating room department...
June 2015: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26292432/spotlight-on-ornac-members-an-interview-with-esther-eng-rn-bn-cpn-c-anne-chang-rn-bn-cpn-c-winners-of-the-ornac-perioperative-nurses-week-campaign-contest
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Esther Eng, Anne Chang, Catherine Harley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2015: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26292431/a-reflective-study-on-abortions-in-theatre
#18
Hubert Murray
This article discusses the concept of conscientious objection in relation to surgical terminations of pregnancy. It explores a scrub nurse's duty of care not only to the patient but to themselves. It highlights the importance of being self-aware of one's moral and emotional attitude towards abortions in theatre. Doing so enables the nurse/ODP to practice professionally and autonomously, and to deliver the highest level of perioperative care whilst respecting their personal rights.
March 2015: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26292430/evaluating-the-use-of-ceiling-lifts-in-the-operating-room
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Leah Thomas-Olson, Melanie Gee, Deanna Harrison, Nermin Helal
Healthcare workers make up 11% of British Columbia's workforce and, on an annual basis, they account for over 7,500 time-loss claims, 300,000 days of work lost, and a cost of more than $50 million in health claims as a result of musculo-skeletal injuries (MSIs) that occur in the workplace relating to patient care, over-exertion, slips, trips and violence. A new acute care hospital was constructed in Abbotsford, BC and opened in 2008. During this construction, extensive ceiling lift coverage was provided throughout the facility including in the operating room (OR)...
March 2015: ORNAC Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26292429/ornac-strategic-planning-2015-2018
#20
Catherine Harley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2015: ORNAC Journal
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