Judith Lipton Goldberg

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Retention of a surgical item is a preventable event that can result in patient injury. AORN's "Recommended practices for prevention of retained surgical items" emphasizes the importance of using a multidisciplinary approach for prevention. Procedures should include counts of soft goods, needles, miscellaneous items, and instruments, and efforts should be(More)
Performing proper hand hygiene and surgical hand antisepsis is essential to reducing the rates of health care-associated infections, including surgical site infections. The updated AORN "Guideline for hand hygiene" provides guidance on hand hygiene and surgical hand antisepsis, the wearing of fingernail polish and artificial nails, proper skin care to(More)
t 2 AM, a perioperative nurse is finally driving home from work. As she drives down a dark, deserted road, she thinks about her day, which began the previous morning at 7 AM. The day started as always, with a full schedule of procedures. There was adequate staffing to cover each room and the day was uneventful. Unfortunately, the nurse had been assigned to(More)
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