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 exact details on perioperative nursing. famous writer and educator Jane C. Rothrock units up a great starting place for perform, and gives step by step directions for over four hundred surgical interventions in addition to many minimally invasive surgeries, all subsidized by way of the most recent examine. greater than 1,000 full-color illustrations and photographs depict tactics and strategies, in addition to surgical anatomy and instrumentation. This version provides quick reaction group containers with urged interventions, plus assurance of latest tendencies in sufferer and employees protection, the rise in interventional radiology, and the expansion of outpatient ambulatory surgical procedure. Alexander's delivers the instruments you want to offer secure, within your budget, high quality sufferer care.
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ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS. Root cause analysis is a systematized process to identify variations in performance that cause or could cause a sentinel event. Suggested steps in such an analysis are brieﬂy summarized in the Patient Safety box. TJC has categorized errors reported to it and published their frequencies. Examples of perioperative care errors are those that are: related to anesthesia; caused by medical equipment; result in infection, ﬁres, and transfusion reactions; are operative or postoperative; or give rise to unintended retention of foreign objects (RFOs) or wrong site surgery.
IOM: The Institute of Medicine was chartered in 1970 as a component of the National Academy of Sciences. The Institute works outside the framework of government to ensure scientiﬁcally informed analysis and independent guidance. The IOM’s mission is to serve as adviser to the nation to improve health, providing unbiased, evidence-based, and authoritative information and advice on health and science policy. edu. ISMP: The Institute for Safe Medication Practices is the nation’s only nonproﬁt organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use.
Additionally, many coalitions with similar patient safety interests have emerged as not-for-proﬁt entities to gather and disseminate data, guidelines, protocols, and goals, for example. ” A partial listing of these groups is found in Box 2-1. PERIOPERATIVE NURSING SAFETY ISSUES Communication Communication underpins many patient safety issues (Research Highlight). Implementation of both the Universal Protocol and the WHO checklist requires enhanced communication. More recent initiatives such as hand-off/handover protocols have joined the traditional clinical written documentation record to further improve communication in perioperative settings.