Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Operational Efficiency Investigation from APN Perioperative Perspective]

MADARÁSZ Ildikó1, VÁRADYNÉ HORVÁTH Ágnes1, PUSZTAI Dorina1, ROZMANN Nóra1, BERTA Gábor1, HARANGOZÓ Csilla2, KOZMANN Krisztina1

MARCH 31, 2022

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2022;35(1)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.55608/nover.35.0002

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[In the healthcare system operating theatres have to put great emphasis on quality work, patient safety and efficiency as well, and to achieve this, optimal utilization of theatres is extremely important. The results of researches in this topic in Hungarian and international literature draw attention to a lot of aspects. The study of perioperative periods, and the evaluation of the analysed processes show that theatres could be operated more effectively. As a result of this, more operations could be carried out and waiting time would also reduce. In order to increase the efficiency of the processes, APNs can play a prominent role at several points. According to the experience, the number of people using health care and the number of people waiting for surgery is increasing, which is further increased by the development of the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) epidemic. Thereby, patients are not satisfied with the service. The work of APNs would also help increasing the contentment of patients during the operation procedures. Taking advantage of the multifunctional role of the nurse due to her knowledge and training, she actively participates in the operation, in the smooth running of the scheduled daily surgical program and contributes to the reduction of the number of missed, planned surgeries.]

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  1. Pécsi Tudományegyetem Egészségtudományi Kar, Pécsi Képzési Központ, Ápolástudományi, Alapozó Egészségtudományi és Védőnői Intézet
  2. Fejér Megyei Szent György Egyetemi Oktató Kórház

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