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Surviving a Surgical Glove Change

Author: LuAnn M. Landis, BSN RN CNOR Baycare Health System sought to standardize and consolidate surgical gloves throughout the 15-hospital system. A quality v. cost analysis resulted in a Value Analysis Committee decision to partner with Molnlycke Biogel as the sole surgical glove provider....

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Bacterial migration through punctured surgical gloves under real surgical conditions, Nils-Olaf Hübner, et al, BMC Infectious Diseases 2010

Ernst-Moritz- Arndt University in Germany examined 194 Biogel surgical gloves during 20 consecutive elective and emergency surgical laparotomies to determine micro-perforations and bacterial migration. Team members double gloved using a colored indicator system. Bacterial migration was...


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Surgical Glove Best Practice using a Just Culture Model, Rachel Nolan, RN, BSN, CNOR)

The operating room at Bassett Medical Center conducted a skills fair and 2 week surgical glove trial to gain double gloving acceptance using a colored indicator glove, create a synthetic (no natural rubber latex) atmosphere and lower SKUs. Staff chose Biogel as the new glove. Post...

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Utilizing the Lean Process in Surgical Glove Standardization, Samuel E. Sullivan RN CNOR

The University of Rochester Medical Center launched a LEAN project initiated by the FDA ban on powdered gloves to address concerns about case breakdown numbers and staff exposure to latex. Following a surgical glove trial and extensive staff education on latex allergy, the OR consolidated to ...

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Reducing pressure injuries due to prone position in the OR

Jackson, 2018 Implementing prophylactic dressings on pressure points for neuro-surgical patients in prone position resulted in zero HAPI over the next 9 month in an elderly veteran populations. #Evidence #Pressure-Injury-Prevention #Perioperative #Medical-Device ​​​​ #Intraoperative...

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Reducing pressure ulcer incidence in the surgical cardiovascular patient population

Wagner, 2016 At Temple University, prophylactic dressing application to the sacrum and heels of all cardiac surgery patients decreased HAPI. Extending application to the perioperative period and throughout the LOS in ICU resulted in further reduction to near zero. #Evidence #Pressure...

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Reducing Peri-Operative Pressure Ulcers in Thoracic, Cardiovascular, and Spinal Surgery patients: Achieving ZERO Incidence is Possible!

Castelino, 2013 Two studies show OR-related HAPI reduction with prophylactic foam dressings at UV. In supine position, a 16.7% historical incidence reduced to zero (N=71). In prone, a 10.4% incidence in the control group without dressing application (N=114) compared to a zero incidence in...

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