ACNO of Surgical Services Carol Pehotsky shares how Cleveland Clinic’s perioperative nursing leadership team planned and prepared for the peak of COVID-19, including lessons learned.
In fall 2019, Cleveland Clinic was the first hospital in the world to successfully perform a robotic single-port kidney transplant. CQD talks to main campus perioperative nurse manager about what it takes to have a successful robotic surgery program.
Perioperative nurses at Cleveland Clinic work in a dynamic environment where more than 200,000 surgeries are performed each year. To ensure they are ready, they receive a solid base of training.
Obtaining fluid intake and output is part of basic patient care, but it can be overlooked when nurses are busy. Med-surg nurses at Cleveland Clinic’s Fairview Hospital created a simulation to show the importance of I&Os.
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A nurse-led project at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus targeted OR-acquired pressure injuries through a combination of educational programs and a perioperative skin care task force.
A Cleveland Clinic nurse will present project results and tips on using music for pre- and post-operative patients at the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo in Boston in April.