An evidence based proposal for change with regards to an adapted perioperative checklist for the obese surgical patient

Moffat, Katrina (2016) An evidence based proposal for change with regards to an adapted perioperative checklist for the obese surgical patient. Masters thesis, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

Obesity is on the rise in the United Kingdom. As a result, operating departments are faced with the daily challenge of maintaining the safety of this group of patients. Checklists have been implemented in the operating departments of hospitals worldwide since 2009 in an attempt to standardise care. This dissertation looks at the literature evidence which supports the proposal for change with regards the obese surgical patient. It aims to prove that the needs of these patients are unique enough to warrant a specific operating room checklist and briefing documentation to guarantee that all their needs are met in a safe, standardised way. Change theories will be explored and the most appropriate model will be justified and used to demonstrate how the proposed change could be implemented. Finally, change evaluation will be explored and examples of how change can be evaluated given in the attempt to ensure its success.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Nursing, Health and Professional Practice
Additional Information: Dissertation submitted in part fulfilment for the Master of Science (MSc) Practice Development.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 13:44
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 18:07
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3267

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