The Position of the RN Circulator in a Navigated Posterior Spinal Fusion: 1.three www.aornjournal.org/content material/cme.
AORN J. 2018 Sep;108(three):275-284
Authors: Jordan RS
The RN circulator performs an important position in making ready for a minimally invasive spinal fusion with navigation by confirming that the mandatory tools and stakeholders can be found and guaranteeing that the quantity of apparatus and the variety of folks within the room don’t compromise affected person security or the sterility of the surgical subject. Sufferers who endure minimally invasive spinal fusion expertise much less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, and lowered prices than those that endure open spinal fusion procedures. The general profitable fusion charges and enchancment in affected person high quality of life are equal between the 2 approaches. Utilizing navigation throughout minimally invasive and open spinal fusion procedures decreases radiation publicity to the affected person and surgical group and helps guarantee a extra correct placement of pedicle screws in contrast with nonnavigated minimally invasive or open spinal fusions.
PMID: 30156717 [PubMed – in process]