Safety in the operating room

| 24/11/2008
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Páginas: 139 págs.
ISBN: 0-86688-998-1
Content of the Book:

Chapter 1 of the book discusses the importance of effective communication. Nearly all the safety risks covered in this book can be reduced through effective communication. It is the underpinning of safe perioperative environment and a first step in improving safety in the OR.

The rest of the book is divided into chapters discussing patient-associated, OR-associated, and surgery-associated risks. Chapters 2 through 10 address the following possible safety concerns:

- Wrong-site, wrong-procedure, wrong-patient surgery
- Medical errors
- Surgical fires
- Infection control issues
- Hand-hygiene issues
- Sharps injuries
- Overbooking of ORs
- Anesthesia awareness
- Retention of foreign bodies

Two appendixes deal with environment of care and impaired provider concerns in the OR.

While the focus of this books is on the OR, the entire perioperative environment is considered. This includes the preoperative area, the OR itself, and the postoperative care area. Discussions are relevant to traditional ORs, such as those found in hospitals, as well as ambulatory surgery units, cardiac catheterization suites, endoscopy suites, and other areas where surgical and other invasive procedures may be performed.

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