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August 2017 Issue
Special Focus Issue: Nursing Education
This August issue includes featured CE articles on nursing professional development opportunities and resources to help individual nurses maintain or enhance their knowledge, skills, and attitudes; and guideline implementation tips for hybrid OR configuration, hybrid OR staffing, and mitigating risks associated with intraoperative MRI. In addition, the Clinical Issues column addresses caring for patients with tattoos undergoing MRI procedures, classifying surgical limb amputation wounds, using prophylactic dressings to prevent pressure injury, and more.
Featured CE Articles
Professional Development Strategies to Enhance Nurses' Knowledge and Maintain Safe Practice
Nurses across clinical settings face the sometimes daunting challenge of staying abreast of regulatory mandates, practice changes, equipment updates, and other workplace expectations. In the complex, evolving perioperative setting, professional development is a priority and the need for ongoing education is critical. This article provides an overview of nursing professional development and offers some resources to help individual nurses maintain or enhance their knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
Guideline Implementation: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Part 2—Hybrid ORs
A hybrid OR is a complex environment that requires integrating the knowledge and skills of personnel from multiple disciplines to create a successful workflow. When MRI equipment is installed in the hybrid OR, additional precautions are required to help ensure the environment is safe for patients and personnel. This article focuses on key points of the AORN “Guideline for minimally invasive surgery” that address hybrid OR configuration, hybrid OR staffing, and mitigating risks associated with intraoperative MRI.
Clinical Issues - August 2017
This month’s Q&A column addresses the following topics: caring for patients with tattoos undergoing MRI procedures; reducing slips, trips, and falls caused by electrical cords on the procedure room floor; classifying surgical limb amputation wounds; preventing postoperative pressure alopecia; and using prophylactic dressings to prevent pressure injury.