8 overlooked ways to improve patient safety

Fierce Healthcare recently reported on the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety presentation at this year’s AORN annual conference.

As Fierce Healthcare reported:

When it comes to patient safety, it’s essential for nurses and staff to properly manage and monitor patients receiving opioids, field leaders said.

“Perioperative nurses emphasized to me that they should be the identified patient advocate for safety and ensure all patients receiving opioids are ordered continuous electronic monitoring. Although perioperative pace is hectic and there is tremendous pressure to conduct quick operating room turnover, perioperative nurses can never forget that their commit to the patient does not end following surgery,” Lynn Razzano, R.N., who made the presentation, said in an announcement.

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