Sharon McNamara, RN, Perioperative Consultant, OR Dx+Rx Solutions for Surgical Safety

This presentation will challenge attendees to re-examine their skills and practices in the assessment of the perioperative patient. Using evidence-based practice (EBP) and critical thinking each attendee will hone their communication skills to elicit a thorough patient history and sharpen their comprehensive physical assessment routine to assist in identifying the uniqueness of each patient’s physical and psychosocial needs during the perioperative experience. The group exercise tool can be taken back to clinical sites and used as an exercise in staff meetings.