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During any surgical procedure, clear and standardized communication among surgeons, anesthesiologists and operating room nursing staff is a necessity for all aspects of patient safety. During TURP procedures, the perioperative staff must alert team members of the signs and predictors for the potential of TURP syndrome or NSS overload. The goal of our quality improvement project is to increase communication and diagnostic actions based on irrigation fluid amounts among surgeons, anesthesiologists, and the operating room nurses in order to decrease complications in TURP patients at Jefferson over the next six months.
TURP, irrigation, time out, patient safety
Anesthesiology | Medicine and Health Sciences
Deiling, DO, B. L.; Kilmartin, MD, E.; and Kennedy, MD, T. L., "Improvement in Patient Safety through “Irrigation Time-Outs” During TURP Procedures" (2018). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2016-2019). Poster 88.