Preadmission Testing in a Children's Facility

  • Sexton K
  • Redfearn M
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ABSTRACT • NURSES IN A SAME DAY SURGERY (SDs) UNIT used their hospital's quality model to identify a long-term problem, establish a project, analyze the problem, and make recommendations for changes to improve patient care. • THE PROCESS included conducting a review of the literature, collecting data about procedure delays and cancellations, making a site visit to another children's hospital, and presenting pertinent findings to the OR committee. • THE NURSES initiated a pilot program to bring surgical patients into the SDS area for a preadmission testing visit. • DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS decreased, and satisfaction among nurses working in the SDS unit increased as a result of this program. AORN J 78 (October 2003) 604–617.




Sexton, K., & Redfearn, M. (2003). Preadmission Testing in a Children’s Facility. AORN Journal, 78(4), 604–617.

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