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The purpose of this cross-sectional cohort study was to evaluate the relationship between the number of OR personnel involved in a surgery and subsequent postoperative outcomes. We collected data from a sample of general surgery patients (N = 911) by using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project processes. Data… (More)
The National Quality Forum (2011) recommends the use of alcohol-based skin preparation agents before surgery to help prevent infections. This multihospital study (n = 3,794) evaluates its use in a general surgery patient population before the National Quality Forum recommendation. Forty-seven percent of cases received an alcohol-based skin preparation agent.
Research related to perioperative care requires advanced training and is well suited to take place at a research-intensive university. A recent research alliance established between AORN and the University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, uses the strengths of both a robust perioperative professional organization and a research-intensive university… (More)