Outpatient Surgery Magazine

OR Excellence Session Previews - June 2015

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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1 6 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E J U N E 2 0 1 5 E ven when on-the-job temper tantrums and other bad behaviors aren't part of the equa- tion, there is a big divide between surgeons and OR nurses. This conflict of culture can affect your facility's staff retention and morale, but more importantly, it can put your patients' safety and out- comes at risk. Are your surgeons and nurses work- ing together, or are they miles apart? Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN, came to nursing from the sociology field, which gave her a unique perspective on the power dynamics of the OR. In her special OR Excellence morning workshop, "Doctor-Nurse Relationships: How to Make Them Great," the for- mer nurse manager and national speaker on nursing- related workplace issues will show you how to bridge the gap. • The danger of inequality. As long as doctors and nurs- es are not equal and not collegial in the OR, patients will not be safe. Think about airline pilots and co- pilots. Until about 38 years ago, co-pilots were not allowed to speak up if something was wrong. What changed the culture of the cockpit was an accident Doctor-Nurse Relationships: How to Make Them Great Learn how to bridge the physician-nurse gap in this special morning workshop. Speaker Profile • Managed the 57-bed surgical unit at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Wash. • Before nursing, she worked in marketing, business and teaching. • Her books include "Charting the Course: Launching Patient-Centric Healthcare" (with John J. Nance, JD), "Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility: Why Nurses Eat Their Young and Each Other" and "Speak Your Truth: Proven Strategies for Effective Nurse- Physician Communication." Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN SPECIAL ORX MORNING WORKSHOP C

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