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Perioperative nursing

Yongrui Liu
Objective : To investigate the clinical effect of fast track surgery (FTS) in perioperative nursing of colorectal cancer surgery. Background : In recent years, many complicated surgery began to develop in the direction of low invasion and short hospital time, which provides an unprecedented opportunity for the development of fast track surgery (FTS). Methods : According to different nursing measures, 156 cases of colorectal cancer patients treated in our hospital were divided into FTS nursing group (86 cases) and traditional nursing group (70 cases)...
December 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
Joseph T Patterson, Kyle Tillinghast, Derek Ward
BACKGROUND: Limited data describe risks and perioperative resource needs of total joint arthroplasty (TJA) in dialysis-dependent patients. METHODS: Retrospective multiple cohort analysis of dialysis-dependent American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program patients undergoing primary elective total hip and knee arthroplasty compared to non-dialysis-dependent controls from 2005 to 2015. Relative risks (RRs) of 30-day adverse events were determined by multivariate regression adjusting for baseline differences...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Angelica Forsberg, Irene Vikman, Britt-Marie Wälivaara, Janice Rattray, Åsa Engström
PURPOSE: To explore (1) associations between patient and perioperative factors and dimensions of quality of care and (2) perioperative patients' self-rated physical health in relation to information, encouragement, and participation. DESIGN: A nonexperimental descriptive exploratory design (n = 170 participants). METHODS: Analyses were performed using quantitative techniques; collected data were quantitative in nature. Multiple logistic regression and Mann-Whitney U tests were used to analyze the data...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Mattia Portinari, Simona Ascanelli, Simone Targa, Elisabete Maria Dos Santos Valgode, Barbara Bonvento, Emidia Vagnoni, Stefano Camerani, Marco Verri, Carlo Alberto Volta, Carlo V Feo
BACKGROUND: The enhanced recovery program for perioperative care of the surgical patient reduces postoperative metabolic response and organ dysfunction, accelerating functional recovery. The aim of this study was to determine the impact on postoperative recovery and cost-effectiveness of implementing a colorectal enhanced recovery program in an Italian academic centre. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective series of consecutive patients (N = 100) undergoing elective colorectal resection completing a standardized enhanced recovery program in 2013-2015 (ERP group) was compared to patients (N = 100) operated at the same institution in 2010-2011 (Pre-ERP group) before introducing the program...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Joseph D Tobias
The preoperative evaluation is the first step in ensuring the safe conduct of anesthetic care in pediatric patients of all ages. Over time, this process has changed significantly from a time when patients were admitted to the hospital the night before surgery to a time when the majority of patients, including those scheduled for major surgical procedures, arrive the day of surgery. For most patients, the preoperative examiantion can be conducted over the phone by a trained nurse or on-line via a survey thereby eliminating the need for a separate visit merely for the preoperative evaluation...
April 2018: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
Hermann Blessberger, Juergen Kammler, Hans Domanovits, Oliver Schlager, Brigitte Wildner, Danyel Azar, Martin Schillinger, Franz Wiesbauer, Clemens Steinwender
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials have yielded conflicting results regarding the ability of beta-blockers to influence perioperative cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Thus routine prescription of these drugs in unselected patients remains a controversial issue. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to systematically analyse the effects of perioperatively administered beta-blockers for prevention of surgery-related mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing any type of surgery while under general anaesthesia...
March 13, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Olivia Sonneborn, Charne Miller, Leon Head, Rachel Cross
BACKGROUND: Operating theatre services can be heavily relied upon during mass casualty disaster events, which require nurses to have adequate training and education of hospital disaster management plans to respond appropriately. The evidence-base of disaster preparedness in the acute setting is limited, particularly with regard to operating theatre nurses. OBJECTIVES: Explore operating theatre nurse's disaster knowledge of their role in a mass casualty event, and identify the preferred mode of disaster education and training to improve disaster preparedness...
February 21, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Karen Parsons, Alice Gaudine, Michelle Swab
BACKGROUND: Most developed countries throughout the world are experiencing an aging nursing workforce as their population ages. Older nurses often experience different challenges then their younger nurse counterparts. With the increase in older nurses relative to younger nurses potentially available to work in hospitals, it is important to understand the experience of older nurses on high paced hospital nursing units. This understanding will lend knowledge to ways of lessening the loss of these highly skilled experienced workers and improve patient outcomes...
March 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Ann Lögde, Gudrun Rudolfsson, Roma Runesson Broberg, Anna Rask-Andersen, Robert Wålinder, Erebouni Arakelian
The lack of specialist nurses in operating theatres is a serious problem. The aim of this study was to describe reasons why specialist nurses in perioperative care chose to leave their workplaces and to describe the process from the thought to the decision. Twenty specialist nurses (i.e. anaesthesia, NA, and operating room nurses) from seven university- and county hospitals in Sweden participated in qualitative individual in-depth interviews. Data were analysed by systematic text condensation. We identified four themes of reasons why specialist nurses quitted their jobs: the head nurses' betrayal and dismissive attitude, and not feeling needed; inhumane working conditions leading to the negative health effects; not being free to decide about one's life and family life being more important than work; and, colleagues' diminishing behaviour...
March 6, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
L S Zhang, J Zhang, X M Zou
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of perioperative nursing intervention on patients undergoing laparoscopic gastric stromal tumor resection. Sixty patients with gastric stromal tumor were selected from our hospital and evenly divided into group A and group B. Patients in both groups underwent laparoscopic resection. Patients in group A were given conventional nursing intervention before and after surgery, while those in group B were given comprehensive nursing intervention. Various indicators were compared between the two groups...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Haley Stevens, Emily Wells, Rachel Ross, Amanda Stricklen, Amir A Ghaferi
BACKGROUND: Reducing avoidable emergency department (ED) visits is an increasingly important target of quality improvement and cost containment efforts in bariatric surgery. Administrative and clinical registry data provide an incomplete picture of the factors contributing to postoperative ED utilization. Patient-centered interviews can help identify intervention opportunities. OBJECTIVES: We sought to understand the circumstances surrounding patient self-referral to the ED after elective, primary bariatric surgery...
January 31, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
N'Diris Barry, Joshua C Uffman, Dmitry Tumin, Joseph D Tobias
OBJECTIVES: Neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) are administered to facilitate endotracheal intubation and provide skeletal muscle relaxation in surgical procedures. Sugammadex (Bridion) recently received approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration for reversal of rocuronium and vecuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade thereby providing an alternative to acetylcholinesterase inhibitors such as neostigmine. This quality improvement analysis sought to investigate the clinical reasons and common clinical perceptions for choosing sugammadex over neostigmine to reverse NMBAs...
January 2018: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
Chaluza C Kapaale
Perioperative nursing is faced with a staffing crisis attributed in part to minimal numbers of newly graduated nurses choosing a career in this specialty. This article analyzes and applies the concept of value to explore how to maintain an adequate perioperative nursing workforce; recruit newly graduated nurses; and encourage career professional, nurse educator, and student collaboration to generate meaningful value for perioperative nursing. This analysis revealed that value co-creation for perioperative nursing could lead to newly graduated nurses increasingly choosing perioperative nursing as a career, and enjoying satisfying perioperative nursing careers while providing high-quality patient care...
March 2018: AORN Journal
Kaitlen O Woodfin, Corey Johnson, Renee Parker, Caroline Mikach, Molly Johnson, Susan P McMullan
Interdisciplinary collaboration is key to safe surgical positioning. Although the surgical procedure dictates the patient's position, surgeons, anesthesia care providers, intraoperative nurses, and ancillary staff members must work together to achieve the goal of safe positioning. Correct patient positioning includes the provision of adequate access to the surgical site for the surgeon and surgical assistants. Surgical positions may put the patient at risk of injury. Understanding human anatomy, including the nerves commonly affected by each surgical position, can help the surgical team prevent accidental and irreversible patient injury...
March 2018: AORN Journal
Margaret A Gettis, Katherine Wittling, Jessica Palumbo-Dufur, Ashley McClain, Linda Riley
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February 27, 2018: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
Merrick Tan, Steven Lipman, Henry Lee, Lillian Sie, Brendan Carvalho
BACKGROUND: The impact of the electronic medical record (EMR) on nursing workload is not well understood. The objective of this descriptive study was to measure the actual and perceived time that nurses spend on the EMR in the operating room during cesarean births. METHODS: Twenty scheduled cesarean births were observed. An observer timed the circulating nurse's EMR use during each case. Immediately after each case, the nurse completed a questionnaire to estimate EMR time allocation during the case and their desired time allocation for a typical case...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Patient Safety
Richard D Urman, Elizabeth J Lilley, Marguerite Changala, Charlotta Lindvall, David L Hepner, Angela M Bader
BACKGROUND: Periprocedural providers are encountering more patients with code status limitations (CSLs) regarding their preferences for resuscitation and life-sustaining treatment who choose to undergo palliative procedures. Surgical and anesthesia guidelines for preprocedural reconsideration of CSLs have been available for several years, but it is not known whether they are being followed in practice. OBJECTIVE: We assessed compliance with existing guidelines for patients undergoing venting gastrostomy tube (VGT) for malignant bowel obstruction (MBO), serving as an example of a palliative procedure received by patients near the end of life...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
Feiyu Liu, Wei Wang, Chengde Wang, Xiaonu Peng
BACKGROUND: Esophageal cancer is one of the worst malignant digestive neoplasms with poor treatment outcomes. Esophagectomy plays an important role and offers a potential curable chance to these patients. However, esophagectomy with radical lymphadenectomy is known as one of the most invasive digestive surgeries which are associated with high morbidity and mortality. The enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol is a patient-centered, surgeon-led system combining anesthesia, nursing, nutrition, and psychology, which is designed for reducing complications, promoting recovery, and improving treatment outcomes...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
A Ramgolam, G L Hall, G Zhang, M Hegarty, B S von Ungern-Sternberg
BACKGROUND: Laryngeal mask airways (LMA) are widely used during tonsillectomies. Contrasting evidence exists regarding the timing of the removal and the risk of perioperative respiratory adverse events. We assessed whether the likelihood of perioperative respiratory adverse events is influenced by the timing of LMA removal in children with at least one risk factor for these events. METHODS: Participants (n=290, 0-16 yr) were randomised to have their LMA removed either deep (in theatre by anaesthetist at end-tidal sevoflurane >1 minimum alveolar concentration) or awake (in theatre by anaesthetist or in postanaesthesia care unit by anaesthetist or trained nurse)...
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
M Pettersson, J Öhlen, F Friberg, L C Hydén, C Wallengren, E Sarenmalm, E Carlsson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe preoperative communication after a person-centred intervention in nurses' consultations with patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer. BACKGROUND: Patients all over the world scheduled for surgery are referred for preoperative consultations with health care professionals. The goal is to assess the risk for perioperative complications, improving quality of care and enabling patients to be prepared for surgery and recovery...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
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