The goal of this program is to provide evidence-based practice information that will promote nurses’ management of three patient safety issues in the perioperative setting: hypothermia, hypoglycemia and hand-offs. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
- State risk factors for uninten-ded perioperative hypothermia.
- List nursing interventions for the hypoglycemic patient.
- Describe an effective perioperative hand-off.