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The OR Nurse2009 eNews is a monthly online component to the OR Nurse2009 journal. This monthly newsletter will keep you on the cutting edge of new technologies, practice recommendations, and the latest standards to help you meet your toughest OR challenges. Best of all, the eNews is free! If you would like to receive the OR Nurse2009 journal, visit us at www.ornursejournal.com.

OR Nurse 2010 is currently seeking stories from real nurses about some of the more touching, funny, heartbreaking or simply unbelievable experiences they�ve had in the operating room or PACU throughout their nursing career. For more information, email Daniella.Thoren@wolterskluwer.com.

Issue Highlights

 Online CE: What you need to know about thyroidectomy
Thyroid cancer is the most rapidly increasing cancer in women and the seventh most common cancer in this population. A thyroidectomy is usually performed to remove a malignancy, but is also performed for benign conditions such as goiters or Graves' disease. Earn 2.3 Contact Hours

 Online CE: Improving quality of life with FESS
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) restores natural sinus drainage and function and is used to treat chronic rhinosinusitis. Learn more about how to best care for patients undergoing this common procedure. Earn 2.0 Contact Hours

 Craniofacial surgery: Making tough decisions
Craniofacial patients require specialized nursing care with a thorough understanding of the condition, surgical procedure, recovery, and possible complications. Careful attention to preoperative parent teaching and preparation is the basis for an optimal outcome.

 PONV management: Strategies that work
Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are undesirable complications or adverse events associated with general anesthesia. Minimizing patient risk for PONV is essential to improving patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.

 Pandemic planning: Panic prevention
Special online-only feature article!

Cosmetic surgery
�Botax� talk has patients, companies uneasy
Makers of cosmetic drugs and products are working quickly to stop the proposed 5% tax on elective cosmetic surgery. More
Spine care
New comprehensive spine center announced
The Hospital for Special Surgery recently unveiled one of the most comprehensive centers in the country for the treatment of all nonoperative and operative spin disorders. More

NOTES success
MI technique leaves little scars, short hospital stay
Using natural orifice transluminal endoscopy surgery and transanal endoscopic microsurgery combined, surgeons were able to successfully remove rectal mass through the anus. More

Featured Job

Upper Chesapeake Heath, one of the fastest-growing integrated healthcare systems in Maryland, seeks an accomplished leader to assume 24-hour responsibility for the development, management and overall operations of Perioperative Services.

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Surgical Reports

 Hospital calls in GE to solve scheduling problem
With scheduling delays running rampant, one facility turned to efficiency experts at GE to get their surgery department back on track.
 The right stress response could lead to quicker recovery
According to results of a study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, patients with a particular response to the stress of surgery recovered more quickly than other patients.
 Mixed results for infant heart defect surgical strategies
Infants born with a severely underdeveloped heart are more likely to survive to their first birthday when treated with a new shunt procedure yet it may not be the safest surgery long term.

Audio Seminar

Hospital Outpatient Infusion Services: 2010 Documentation & Coding Update
Professionals like you want to know what will happen with Medicare documentation and coding rules for outpatient infusion services in 2010. And, as if your plate wasn't full enough, the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program is stepping up its scrutiny of infusion services, particularly related to documentation for services charged and billed. This audio seminar will preview next year's changes, providing expert analysis and interpretation - how you'll be impacted on a daily basis. Don't miss this opportunity to gain essential insights into the new year!

Click here to Register, or call MedLearn at 1-800-252-1578.

Learning Center

Hospital Acquired Conditions: Learn strategies to prevent Surgical Site Infections:
The recent CMS mandate presents challenges to you, your patients, and the hospital. Reducing the incidence of hospital acquired conditions, including surgical site infections, catheter-related bloodstream infections and pressure ulcers is not only critical to patient care, it is crucial to minimizing the financial impact on the hospital. Learn strategies to help prevent Hospital Acquired Conditions through free CE credit, webcasts and more

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Learn how to reduce incidences and impact of surgical site infections, ventilator assisted pneumonias, central-line blood stream infections, and catheter-associated urinary tract infections.
Looking for respect and advancement in your nursing career? Find the job thats right for you!
View the handy interview guide and get tips to ensure your travel nurse assignments are rewarding experiences and more...

Stay Tuned
Coming in OR Nurse 2010's January issue

  • Avoiding liposuction complications
  • Communication to promote patient safety
  • The dangers of compartment syndrome

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