Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Staff and Patient Safety - October 2018

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 Contents To Our Readers We hope this year's Manager's Guide to Staff & Patient Safety inspires you to look out for the well-being of your selfless nurses and techs so they can pay the care forward to their patients. Outpatient surgery is getting more complex and protecting everyone in the OR is becoming more challenging, but surgical safety is still based on a simple concept that should drive every decision you make: First, do no harm. Cover design by Ethan Anderson | Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR Staff & Patient Safety O c t o b e r 2 0 1 8 o u t p a t i e n t s u r g e r y . n e t 16 4 On Point Have You Established a Culture of Safety? Elizabeth Wick, MD 8 3 Sharp Ideas to Improve Sharps Safety Here's how we responded to a worrisome uptick in needlesticks and cuts. Sharon Bouyer-Ferullo, DNP, RN, MHA, CNOR, and Melissa McCarthy, BSN, RN 16 Is it Time for a Checklist Double-Check? 3 tips to get the most out of surgery's essential safety tool. Thereza Ayad, DNP, RN, CNOR 22 5 Steps to Smoke-Free Surgery Your staff will breathe a collective sigh of relief when you clear the OR air of harmful contaminants. Joann Ruff, BSN, CNOR 27 Keep Fluid Off the Floor A look at automated collection and disposal options that will keep your staff safe. Bobby Underwood, BSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA 33 What's in Your MH Cart? Answer these 10 questions to find out if you're ready to respond to a malignant hyperthermia crisis. Charles B. Watson, MD, FCCM 44 Comprehensive Pressure Injury Prevention Use this risk assessment tool to protect patients' skin from pre-op to PACU. Cassendra A. Munro, MSN, RN, CNOR 52 How Much Do You Know About Patient Warming? A recent survey suggests some nurses are still stumped on the basics of preventing perioperative hypothermia. Jeannette Sabatini | Associate Editor 59 Left-Behind Needle Proves Fatal Lessons learned from the tragedy a final count might have prevented. Jared Bilski | Senior Associate Editor 67 Advances in Medication Management Technology can increase drug security and safety. Christina Michalek, BSc, PharmD, RPh, FASHP 75 Celebrating 10 Years Of the Surgical Safety Checklist Q&A with Thomas Weiser, MD, checklist co-creator and champion of safer patient care.

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