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August 2018 Issue
Special Focus Issue: Neurology
This August issue includes a CE article on team communication, and another CE article on patient care during minimally invasive lateral spine surgery. The Clinical Issues column explores counting procedures, fall risk assessment, and mobility assessment.
Featured CE Articles
Guideline Implementation: Team Communication
Accurate and complete communication about the patient and the patient’s care can contribute to improved efficiency, better patient outcomes, and fewer adverse events. Perioperative RNs should review the complete guideline for additional information and for guidance when writing and updating policies and procedures.
Patient Care During Minimally Invasive Lateral Spine Surgery
Patients may be candidates for minimally invasive spine surgery based on their presenting signs and symptoms and medical imaging test results. Minimally invasive lateral interbody fusion requires the perioperative nurse to have a thorough understanding of the necessary patient positioning, spinal anatomy, and OR suite setup to ensure a safe and successful surgical experience for the patient.
Clinical Issues—August 2018
August's column addresses the following topics:
- Counting procedures
- Fall risk assessments
- Mobility assessments