February2011

Patient Care Techs and Secretaries – share your knowledge through precepting

Are you a Patient Care Tech II or Secretary who would make a great preceptor? Join Clin Ed for a Preceptor Workshop tailored specifically for you on Friday, March 11, from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in the Doordan Institute (HSP 7). Who should attend? Any PCT II or PCS interested in precepting who has never[…]

Surgical Safety Checklist improves safety and gets patients involved

On January 4, AAMC introduced the World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist. This checklist takes only a few minutes to complete at three critical points during operative care – before anesthesia is administered, before skin incision and before the patient leaves the operating room. It is intended to ensure[…]

  1. katie: Great accomplishment - evidence based care to improve outcomes and reduce errors for our surgical patients. Great feat accomplished by…

Giving props to Prep – our “behind the scenes” PeriAnesthesia team

Prep is defined as the “activity of putting or setting in order in advance.” That is exactly what the Prep team, a group of dedicated CSRs and nurses on the second floor of the ACP, do every day as they prepare our patients for surgery, Interventional Radiology, Cath Lab and Endoscopy. They work behind[…]

  1. katie: Prep Nurses are the unsung heroes of making the surgical experience efficient for patients and staff. They are the clinical…

Celebrate PeriAnesthesia Nurses Week!

From February 7-13, our country celebrates PeriAnesthesia Nurses Week. Please join the nurses from ACP 2 and Edwards Pavilion as we reflect on our own contribution to Surgical Services. PeriAnesthesia nursing focuses on the care of patients undergoing surgery and invasive procedures that require sedation, analgesia, and anesthesia. They work closely[…]