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Charles Kaboré, Valéry Ridde, Séni Kouanda, Ludovic Queuille, Paul-André Somé, Isabelle Agier, Alexandre Dumont
BACKGROUND: Since 2006, Burkina Faso has subsidized the cost of caesarean sections to increase their accessibility. Caesareans are performed by obstetricians, general practitioners, and nurses trained in emergency surgery. While the national caesarean rate is still too low (only 2 % in 2010), 12 to 24 % of caesareans performed in hospital are, in fact, not medically indicated. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and analyze the implementation of a multi-faceted intervention to lower the rate of non-medically indicated caesareans in Burkina Faso...
October 21, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Annetje C P Guédon, M Paalvast, F C Meeuwsen, D M J Tax, A P van Dijke, L S G L Wauben, M van der Elst, J Dankelman, J J van den Dobbelsteen
Operating Room (OR) scheduling is crucial to allow efficient use of ORs. Currently, the predicted durations of surgical procedures are unreliable and the OR schedulers have to follow the progress of the procedures in order to update the daily planning accordingly. The OR schedulers often acquire the needed information through verbal communication with the OR staff, which causes undesired interruptions of the surgical process. The aim of this study was to develop a system that predicts in real-time the remaining procedure duration and to test this prediction system for reliability and usability in an OR...
December 2016: Journal of Medical Systems
Yangyang R Yu, Paulette I Abbas, Carolyn M Smith, Kathleen E Carberry, Hui Ren, Binita Patel, Jed G Nuchtern, Monica E Lopez
PURPOSE: As reimbursement programs shift to value-based payment models emphasizing quality and efficient healthcare delivery, there exists a need to better understand process management to unearth true costs of patient care. We sought to identify cost-reduction opportunities in simple appendicitis management by applying a time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC) methodology to this high-volume surgical condition. METHODS: Process maps were created using medical record time stamps...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Matthew E Gitelis, Adelaide Kaczynski, Torin Shear, Mark Deshur, Mohammad Beig, Meredith Sefa, Jonathan Silverstein, Michael Ujiki
BACKGROUND: In 2009, NorthShore University HealthSystem adapted the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) at each of its 4 hospitals. Despite evidence that SSC reduces intraoperative mistakes and increase patient safety, compliance was found to be low with the paper form. In November 2013, NorthShore integrated the SSC into the electronic health record (EHR). The aim was to increase communication between operating room (OR) personnel and to encourage best practices during the natural workflow of surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses...
August 16, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
Thomas E Schulte, Ellen K Roberts, Kristina Birch, Steven J Lisco
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the workflow interruptions on an anesthesiology clinical director (CD). By assessing the interruptions on the CD, we hypothesize that these frequent interruptions would prohibit the CD from medical direction of residents or certified nurse anesthetists in operating rooms. DESIGN: Cellular phone data were obtained from Verizon Wireless statements over 10 months, August 2012 through May 2013. These data were from a single cellular phone carried by the anesthesia CD and subsequent overnight anesthesiologist 24 hours a day...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
P Yan, F Y Li, Y Yang, Y N Wang, A M Huang, H Yao
Objective: To investigate the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) in nurses in Xinjiang, China, to analyze the influencing factors for the development of WMSDs, and to provide a reference for the prevention and treatment of WMSDs in nurses. Methods: Stratified cluster sampling was used to randomly select 8 422 nurses in 8 tertiary hospitals and 4 secondary hospitals in Xinjiang from January to October, 2015. A questionnaire survey was performed to investigate the prevalence of WMSDs in nurses from departments of internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, emergency, and intensive care and operating rooms and analyze related influencing factors...
August 20, 2016: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
V La Fauci, R Riso, A Facciolà, V Merlina, R Squeri
BACKGROUND: Healthcare associated infections are an important threat of Public Health. Several studies investigated the possible role played by the hospital environment in the transmission of nosocomial pathogens. In addition to the "classic" nosocomial surfaces, some researches focused their attention on "alternative" surfaces. Little is known about the protective lead garments used in operating rooms. STUDY DESIGN: This study was conducted in three phases to investigate the microbiological contamination and the normal use of these garments...
September 2016: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
Antonia F Chen, Meredith Menz, Priscilla K Cavanaugh, Javad Parvizi
PURPOSE: This prospective study was designed to determine whether exposure of intraoperative tissue samples to the operating room environment affects subsequent culture results. METHODS: A prospective study conducted on 125 patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty was conducted from August 2013 to December 2015. During surgery, three samples from the infrapatellar fat pad were obtained. The first sample was obtained using clean instruments and placed directly into a specimen cup (direct)...
October 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Mary Ellen Zimmermann, Zachary Brown, Praise Matemavi, Gloria Melnic, Jason Sample
At many institutions, it is common practice for trauma patients with traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) to receive routine repeat head computed tomographic (CT) scans after the initial CT scan, regardless of symptoms, to evaluate progression of the injury. The purpose of this study was to assess quantifiable risk factors (age, anticoagulation, gender) that could place patients at greater risk for progression of injury, thus requiring surgical intervention (craniotomy, craniectomy) for which serial CT scanning would be useful...
September 2016: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
Junya Zhu, Liping Li, Zehui Zhou, Qingqing Lou, Albert W Wu
OBJECTIVES: Patient safety climate is associated with patient outcomes in hospitals around the world. A better understanding of how safety climate varies within and across hospitals will help identify improvement opportunities. We examined variations in safety climate by work area and job category in Chinese hospitals. METHODS: We administered the Chinese Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Climate in 2011 to workers in 6 hospitals in China, with completed surveys from 1464 (86% response)...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Patient Safety
Gwyneth R Milbrath
OBJECTIVE: Much has been written about the military events of December 7, 1941; however, little has been documented about the nurses' work and experience at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The aerial assault on Pearl Harbor was the first time in US history that Army nurses had been on the front line of battle. Nurses quickly triaged and stabilized those who could be saved, and provided compassion and comfort to those who were dying, in an environment where the nurses were unsure of their own survival...
October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Vathsala Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, Sepali Guruge, Bawantha Gamage, Sherry Espin
BACKGROUND: A growing body of research shows links between poor teamwork and preventable surgical errors. Similar work has received little attention in the Global South, and in South Asia, in particular. This paper describes surgeons' perception of teamwork, team members' roles, and the team processes in a teaching hospital in Sri Lanka to highlight the nature of interprofessional teamwork and the factors that influence teamwork in this setting. METHODS: Data gathered from interviews with 15 surgeons were analyzed using a conceptual framework for interprofessional teamwork...
2016: BMC Surgery
C Goullet de Rugy, I Lazareth, C You, A Stansal, P Priollet
In vascular medicine, wound care requires pluridisciplinary expertise and nursing skill. Care must be perfectly adapted to each individual patient, the specificities of each particular wound, and the underlying vascular disease. The goal is to achieve wound healing. Inappropriate care can retard healing or even aggravate the wound. The skin should be cleaned with water a non-allergic detergent and should concern the entire limb in addition to the wound itself. Fibrin or necrosis detersion is an important step that can be painful...
September 2016: Journal des Maladies Vasculaires
Ivana Nakarada-Kordic, Jennifer M Weller, Craig S Webster, David Cumin, Christopher Frampton, Matt Boyd, Alan F Merry
BACKGROUND: Patient safety depends on effective teamwork. The similarity of team members' mental models - or their shared understanding-regarding clinical tasks is likely to influence the effectiveness of teamwork. Mental models have not been measured in the complex, high-acuity environment of the operating room (OR), where professionals of different backgrounds must work together to achieve the best surgical outcome for each patient. Therefore, we aimed to explore the similarity of mental models of task sequence and of responsibility for task within multidisciplinary OR teams...
2016: BMC Medical Education
Sara L Zettervall, Peter A Soden, Katie E Shean, Sarah E Deery, Klaas H J Ultee, Matthew Alef, Jeffrey J Siracuse, Marc L Schermerhorn
BACKGROUND: Early extubation after cardiac surgery is associated with decreased hospital stay and resource savings with similar mortality and has led to the widespread use of early extubation protocols. In the Vascular Quality Initiative, there is significant regional variation in the frequency of extubation in the operating room (endovascular aneurysm repair [EVAR], 77%-97%; open repair, 30%-70%) after repair of intact abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). However, the effects of extubation practices on patient outcomes after repair of AAAs are unclear...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Andreina Bruno, Fabrizio Bracco
Practitioners' well-being and clinical risk management are two interrelated concepts in healthcare. Patient safety, workers' safety and practitioners well-being have often been managed and measured with different methods, even though they are tightly linked. In this paper we propose a method that is suitable to increase organizational health. The action-research project aims to increase the commitment of healthcare managers and practitioners toward the development of an organizational culture which is oriented to patient and practitioner safety and well-being...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
Salim Cheriyan, Hayley Mowery, David Ruckle, Mohamed Keheila, Kristene Myklak, Muhannad Alysouf, Chase Atiga, Jacob Khuri, Nazih Khater, Daniel Faaborg, Herbert C Ruckle, D Daniel Baldwin, D Duane Baldwin
OBJECTIVE: Equipment and personnel contribute to the overall noise level in the operating room (OR). This study aims to determine intraoperative noise levels during percutaneous nephrostolithotomy (PCNL) and the effects of this noise upon intraoperative communication. METHODS: A PCNL benchtop model was used to measure intraoperative noise and determine its effect upon communication in three progressively increasing sound environments (baseline ambient noise, ambient noise with PCNL equipment, and ambient noise with both PCNL equipment and music)...
October 2016: Journal of Endourology
Luke D Rothermel, Jeremy M Lipman
BACKGROUND: To determine the characteristics associated with improved accuracy or reliability of estimating operative blood loss. METHODS: Operating room personnel at a tertiary care hospital evaluated 3 operative simulations and provided estimations of blood loss. The simulations utilized precise, known volumes of porcine blood and saline on tapes, sponges, and in suction containers. Low volume (50 mL), mid volume (300 mL), and high volume (900 mL) blood loss scenarios were used in this simulation...
October 2016: Surgery
Letícia Hamester, Emiliane Nogueira de Souza, Cibele Cielo, Maria Antonieta Moraes, Lúcia Campos Pellanda
OBJECTIVE: to verify the effectiveness of nursing orientation provided to families of patients in the immediate post-operative following cardiac surgery before the first visit to the post-anesthesia care unit, in decreasing anxiety levels, compared to the unit's routine orientation. METHOD: open randomized clinical trial addressing family members in the waiting room before the first visit in the immediate post-operative period. The family members assigned to the intervention group received audiovisual orientation concerning the patients' conditions at the time and the control group received the unit's routine orientation...
2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Enam Alhagh Charkhat Gorgich, Azizollah Arbabisarjou, Fatheme Taji, Sanam Barfroshan
INTRODUCTION & AIM: Identification of effective factors on job satisfaction can impact the efficiency and quality of health services and personal life. The Aim of this study was to investigate, Job Satisfaction and External Effective Factors in Operating Room Nurses Educational Hospitals of Zahedan in 2015. MATERIALS & METHODS: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted on 137 operating room Nurses of Ali-Ebne-Abitaleb, Khatam-Al-Anbia and Alzahra hospital in Zahedan, Iran, enrolled through the convenience sampling in 2015...
2016: Global Journal of Health Science
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