Publish Date: February 24, 2017
Each year nurses from around the world submit posters to share their ideas and activities for improving safe perioperative care at AORN’s Global Surgical Conference & Expo. More than 300 posters will be presented this year in the categories of clinical improvements/innovation, research, and evidence-based practice. Here’s a sneak peek at five research posters not to be missed.
1. Exploring Perioperative Skin Preparations Interventions – Perioperative Nurses Experience and Opinions
Purpose: Explore operating room nurses’ experiences and practice concerning orthopaedic perioperative skin preparations.
Lead Author: Ida Markström, RN, CNOR, Msc (PhD Student)
Linköping, Östergötland Sweden
2. An Integrative Review of Hands-free Technique Use in the Operating Room Making It Stick: Be Aware. Be Educated. Be a Role Model. Be a Team Player.
Purpose: Review research studies regarding compliance with hands-free technique and factors enabling or deterring its use in the perioperative setting.
Lead Author: Pamela Linzer, RN, MSN (PhD Fellow)
3. Nurses as Leaders in Disaster Preparedness and Response – A Call to Action
Purpose: Develop a vision for the future of disaster nursing, identify barriers and facilitators to achieving the vision, and develop recommendations for nursing practice, education, policy and research.
Lead Author: Anne Griffin, RN (Director)
Beverly Hills, Calif.
4. The Effect of Preoperative Education on Anxiety in the Surgical Spine Patient
Purpose: Compare the anxiety level of surgical spine patients from one orthopedic spine practice before and after attending a structured, preoperative education class in a hospital setting.
Lead Author: Joan Skopal, MSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA (Nurse Educator)
5. ERAS Collaboration: How Small Evidence-based Changes Improve Patient Care
Purpose: A team of nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists and ancillary staff teamed together to design and implement an Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Pathway for colorectal surgical patients.
Lead Author: Elizabeth Fahlgren, MSN, RN, CNOR (Nurse Manager)
San Francisco, Calif.
At the conference, attendees will have an opportunity to view the posters in-person, speak with the authors, and hear presentations from the top poster winners.
But let’s be real. You probably won’t have time to view all 300 posters during the conference week. That’s why AORN has a virtual gallery that you can visit after you return home.
Beth Wolter, Project Coordinator, AORN Education, explains “The posters can be viewed online after the conference through the new poster app. Conference attendees can view sessions (groupings of posters) to earn up to 34 contact hours. And you have until May 22 to complete them.”
The posters will be judged by clinical experts who serve on AORN’s Surgical Conference Education Advisory Committee and Nursing Research Committee. A handful of posters will receive top honors for excellence. Attendees will also have an opportunity to vote for their favorite posters each in category for the Attendee Choice Awards.
Later this month, we’ll share some of the posters being presented on new innovations and clinical improvements. Perioperative nurses are doing some really cool things we can’t wait to share. Also, make plans to join us in Boston to experience these posters in person and much more at our Global Surgical Conference & Expo.