Speaking up to reduce noise in the OR.
Ford DA. AORN J. 2015;102:85-89.
Noise in health care settings can hinder communication and contribute to distractions. This commentary discusses noise in the operating room and reviews strategies for nurses to reduce its presence, including raising awareness of the problem, enhancing team communication, and designing alarm managementinitiatives.
Counting for patient safety.
Watson DS. AORN J. 2006;84:273-275.
Adherence to a medication safety protocol: current practice for labeling medications and solutions on the sterile field.
Brown-Brumfield D, DeLeon A. AORN J. 2010;91:610-617.
"Managing up" can improve teamwork in the OR.
Smith SL. AORN J. 2010;91:576-582.
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Incorrect surgical counts: a qualitative analysis.
Rowlands A, Steeves R. AORN J. 2010;92:410-419.