May 2008, Volume 38 Number 5 , p 17 - 17
Falk, Saundra W. RN; Neal, Rebecca B. RN, CNOR(E); Torres, Susan RN, BC, MSN
Issue: Volume 38(5), May 2008, p 17 Publication Type: [Department: upFront: DOING IT BETTER] Publisher: © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Institution(s): At HeathPark Memorial Medical Center, Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, Fla., Saundra W. Falk is the pediatric clinical operating room specialist and Susan Torres is the nurse specialist in the professional nursing practice division. Rebecca B. Neal was formerly the pediatric clinical operating room specialist at the same facility.
Sally, a young patient with leukemia, was scheduled to have a port implanted for her chemotherapy treatments. During the preoperative interview, her circulating nurse noticed that Sally was clinging to a blanket patterned with bears. She reassured Sally that she could take the blanket into the OR with her. The nurse ...