Friday, June 18, 2010

PA Governor Knows Nurses are Key to Patient Safety

This week, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell signed a bill into law to ensure patient safety in the OR. Rep. Mauree Gingrich, R-Lebanon, sponsored the bill which makes it mandatory for hospitals to have a circulating nurse present in surgeries requiring deep sedation or general anesthesia. Circulating nurses ensure that all OR equipment is available, clean and working properly. In addition, they are trained to look for signs of distress in sedated patients.

Click here to read the story on the ABC-27 website.

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