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Figure 1. 8 Tips for high-quality hand-offs

Are handoff communications a common problem for your OR team?(Comments Off on Are handoff communications a common problem for your OR team?)

December 6, 2017

The factors contributing to handoff communication failures are defined as are practical solutions for curbing handoff miscommunication.

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Joint Commission details new pain assessment, management standards in R3 Report

The revised and updated pain assessment and management standards published in the R3 Report are described.

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Noise and distractions in the OR can affect patient, staff safety

Actions to reduce noise levels in the operating room are summarized.

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The Joint Commission releases new measures for hip and knee replacement operations

Details regarding The Joint Commission’s four new performance measures for advanced certification in total hip and knee replacement are provided.

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Improper sterilization and high-level disinfection of equipment challenges organizations

The causes and effects of substandard sterilization and disinfection, including lack of training and access to evidence-based guidelines, are described.


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