Laparoscopic Colectomy (More Info)
Description: The rate of complications with laparoscopic colectomies is similar to that for open procedures. Problematic areas include anastomotic complications, organ injuries, ureteral injury, and vascular injury. Using detailed medical illustrations and an interactive learning design, this toolkit provides practical tips for both surgeons and their supporting clinical teams to reduce the errors commonly associated with malpractice claims after a colectomy procedure and provides background on patient conditions and abdominal anatomy. It reviews the core concepts of a systems view of patient safety and explores preoperative considerations to ensure successful surgical outcomes. The toolkit also provides team communication tips and information on how surgical support teams including nurses, can appropriately assess patient risk. It also outlines tips to help nurses draw on their powers of influence and persuasion to help a surgeon understand risk concerns around a procedure.
Submitted by: Advanced Practice Strategies
Added: Tue May 31 2011