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January 2016 Issue
AORN 2016 Surgical Conference & Expo Pre-Conference Issue
Our special pre-conference issue includes conference speaker interviews, the AORN Board of Directors and AORN Nominating and Leadership Development Committee slate of candidates with their biographical and election statement information, as well as a list of the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2016 Exhibitors
Patient Abuse in the Health Care Setting: The Nurse as Patient Advocate
Through the examination of reported cases of patient abuse, this article identifies the importance of changing hospital culture to eliminate that abuse and the primary steps required for such a change: opening communication, providing education, establishing competency, eliminating tolerance of unacceptable behavior and creating a code of mutual respect.
Back to Basics: Surgical Skin Antisepsis
This new article in our popular Back to Basics series examines the origin of surgical skin antisepsis, which is the fundamental basis for preventing surgical site infections, and the steps perioperative nurses should take to provide the patient with an aseptic surgical site before any surgical or other invasive procedure.
This month’s Q&A column addresses the following topics: Use of count boards; Subtracting items from the count; Counting miscellaneous items for gynecological procedures and The RN circulator role in the counting process.