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11 Jan Dr Joseph Lister

A Surgical Disruptor or Barbarian? Did Dr Joseph Lister really raise the standard of surgical barbarianism or did he simply push the boundaries, after all, he excised a life threatening cancer from his sisters breast, on his brothers dining room table. And we do have surgical instruments...

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10 Jan Human Error

Human Error http://www.psnetwork.org/know-youre-human/ Do you know the impact of human error in your OR? We have so many checklists and forms to complete intra-operatively, in addition to juggling instrument trays and demands of surgeons in a time restricted environment? I shared a tweet by a nurse who thinks we...

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12 Jan Welcome 2016

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year & Welcome in 2016. I know the coming year will bring changes to our profession & with that challenges. As part of the Peri-Operative Team always remember you are unique, dynamic, adaptable...

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26 May Team Work

Do you regularly have the same OR team with each list you do, or is your department short staffed and as a result each week you have different staff? How well do the staff you have effectively communicate? As an agency nurse, I casually work around...

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