Hospital leadership is under constant pressure to improve their surgical outcome scores. Novel technology promising to help is available, but typically lacks robust supporting data during the first few years of its life cycle. This leaves clinical leaders and their committees in a tough spot when they identify promising new concepts – is it encouraging enough to perform a formal evaluation or do they pass on the cutting edge opportunity until an RCT is available and risk a further delay of reaching their goals? Toni Polk, BSN, RN, CIC will share her team’s story of trialing a new product with hopes of improving their surgical outcomes at a time when all other options had been exhausted.
Original Air Date: Nov 1, 2018 1:00 PM EDT
Length: 1 Hour