Perioperative procedure


  • Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 3 years experience.

I am an ER nurse working on my BSN. Right now I am taking an evidence-based nursing class and my last paper has to be about a perioperative procedure that should be changed or has recently been changed. Can anyone think of a procedure that needs changing or one that was recently changed for the better? I would greatly appreciate any and all help. Thank you.


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Specializes in Operating Room Nursing. Has 6 years experience.

One that comes to mind is preoperative hair removal and the move away from the use of razors to remove hair, to using clippers which has found found to decrease the risk of SSI.


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Specializes in Peri-Op. Has 10 years experience.

Changing prep solutions from betadine products to mostly using chloraprep and solutions like it.


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Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 3 years experience.

Thanks for your input guys, it is very helpful!!:)

canesdukegirl, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Nursing Management. Has 14 years experience.

If you are talking about surgical procedures, a new way of doing glossectomies has now been converted to robotics. Also, some bariatric surgeons have been taking a new "one incision" approach to laparoscopic gastric bypass. I am unsure if this is what you are looking for, but these are only a few changes in recent months as to surgical approaches. Hope it helps.


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Must be the same class, I am taking. That is the assignment I am just starting. One more class closer to graduating