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A follow-up article dives deeper into what
the survey reveals about perioperative
nursing shortages and the evolution of recruiting
and retention practices.
-James X Stobinski, PhD, RN,
CNOR, CNAMB(E), CSSM(E),
is director of education at
the National Institute of First
Assisting (NIFA).
SPD AUDITS & NURSE TRAVELERS,
ADVANTAGE SUPPORT SERVICES
The role of infection prevention
when auditing SPD
(June: www.ormanager.com/the-roleof-infection-prevention-when-auditingspd/)
Infection
preventionists (IPs) are integral
to the success of ORs and SPDs. However,
audits reveal that IP presence in SPDs
and ORs is limited, and one IP may cover
more than one campus. This article advocates
for a more hands-on, collaborative
approach for IPs when assessing sterilization
practices.
Supplementing staff with travelers
helps reduce burnout
(September: www.ormanager.com/
supplementing-staff-with-travelershelps-reduce-burnout/)
Nurse
travelers can be instrumental in alleviating
burnout among permanent staff.
However, OR leaders must provide the
necessary support and orientation for a
smooth integration of travelers while simultaneously
prioritizing their own well-being.
-Angela Lewellyn, LPN,
CRCST, CER, CHL, is director
of Development & Research at
Advantage Support Services,
Inc. She has a combined 20
years of experience in surgical services
as a cross-trained circulator/surgical
scrub and as a surgical technologist
educator.
BENCHMARKING LEADING OR
PRACTICES, PERIOPERATIVE
CONSULTANT
How benchmarking data informs
leading practices: Part 1
(April: www.ormanager.com/howbenchmarking-data-informs-leadingpractices-part-1/)
OR
Manager recently performed a twopart
survey examining leading practices in
ORs around the country to help leaders set
goals and compare their facilities' performance
with others. Part 1 includes data on
flip rooms, scheduling, preference cards,
first case on-time starts, and the SPD.
How benchmarking data informs
leading practices: Part 2
(May: www.ormanager.com/howbenchmarking-data-informs-leadingpractices-part-2/)
Part
2 of OR Manager's survey exploring
OR leading practices includes data on
preadmission and preoperative practices,
block scheduling, and room delays/turnover.
-Nancy
Lombard, MS,
RN, CNOR, is the owner of
Lombard Consulting, LLC,
" A passion for all things
Periop. " Lombard's career
encompasses 40-plus years working
all levels of perioperative services and
consulting.
ASC NURSE LEADERS &
WELL-BEING, CCI
ASC nurse leaders can wear many
hats
(May: www.ormanager.com/asc-nurseleaders-can-wear-many-hats/)
At
ASCs, nurse leaders can play many
roles. Influencing factors include the ASC's
size, structure, governing environment,
ownership model, local and state regulations,
and whether the ASC is part of a
network.
Nurse leader key to ASC success
(September: www.ormanager.com/
nurse-leader-key-to-asc-success/)
The nurse leader plays a key role in optimizing
an ASC for patient care as well as
helping it thrive as a business. This article
explores the skills, experience, education,
and other qualities of successful nurse
leaders as well as ways to identify and foster
new ones.
-Marian McCann Kleinman,
MBA, BSN, RN, CASC(E),
CNOR(E), CSSM, secretary
and treasurer of the
Competency & Credentialing
Institute (CCI) Board of Directors, has
more than 30 years of experience in
perioperative nursing. She has served a
large portion of her career in a variety of
leadership roles in hospitals, ASCs, and
clinic settings, including at the executive
level.
Prevention strategies for violence
against healthcare workers
(March: www.ormanager.com/
prevention-strategies-for-violenceagainst-healthcare-workers/)
Healthcare
administrators must be proactive
in addressing potential violence, not
just from healthcare workers' peers but
also from patients and visitors. Among
other strategies, organizations should priwww.ormanager.com
oritize
education on de-escalating situations,
ongoing risk assessments, and the
implementation of a threat management
plan.
-Elaine Geroski,
MSN, RN,
CNOR, CSSM(E),
is director of
Workforce
Development at WVU Medicine
Potomac Valley Hospital in West
Virginia and president of the CCI. Dawn
Whiteside, MSN-Ed, RN, CNOR, NPDBC,
RNFA, a perioperative nurse with
over 30 years of experience, is director
of education at CCI and oversees/
develops educational materials for all
CCI certifications.
Prioritizing mental health wellbeing
in healthcare
(June: www.ormanager.com/prioritizingmental-health-well-being-in-healthcare/)
Healthcare
workers, especially those in
surgical services, regularly experience
long working hours; rotating or irregular
shifts; intensely physical and often emotional
labor; and exposure to human suffering,
disease, violence, and death. This
article presents a variety of resources to
help cope with work-related stress, anxiety,
frustration, burnout, and other mental
health challenges.
-Dr Josh Wymer, DNP,
MSPM, MA, RN, CNOR,
NEA-BC, CHCIO, CDH-E,
FACHE, FAAN, is founding
chief clinical officer of
Shifthive, Inc., a SaaS solution in the
healthcare workforce management
space. He previously served as chief
health information officer and chief
nursing informatics officer for the US
Navy and Defense Health Agency.
He has an extensive background in
perioperative nursing and surgical
services management and also serves
as vice president, board of directors, at
the CCI.
STERILIZATION& INFECTION
PREVENTION, HSPA
Other requirements for processing
electrosurgical instruments
(February: www.ormanager.com/
other-requirements-for-processingelectrosurgical-instruments/)
The
use of electrosurgical instrumentation
is common in minimally invasive surgery,
but processing these instruments is
complex and time-consuming. This article
outlines cleaning, inspection, and other
considerations for three generations of
laparoscopic instruments.
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https://www.ormanager.com/how-benchmarking-data-informs-leading-practices-part-2/ https://www.ormanager.com/the-role-of-infection-prevention-when-auditing-spd/ https://www.ormanager.com/prioritizing-mental-health-well-being-in-healthcare/ https://www.ormanager.com/asc-nurse-leaders-can-wear-many-hats/ https://www.ormanager.com/supplementing-staff-with-travelers-helps-reduce-burnout/ https://www.ormanager.com/nurse-leader-key-to-asc-success/ https://www.ormanager.com/how-benchmarking-data-informs-leading-practices-part-1/ https://www.ormanager.com/other-requirements-for-processing-electrosurgical-instruments/ https://www.ormanager.com/prevention-strategies-for-violence-against-healthcare-workers/ http://www.ormanager.com

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