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as integrity and quality. If every patient interaction is approached with this goal in mind, the patient’s safety is maximized. To increase awareness, there are appointed “value champions” who are on the lookout for staff at any level, who are seen upholding this concept. This can be either patient interaction or internal interactions. Employees are rewarded when a “value champion” recognizes behaviors that create or uphold the culture of safety. Arzouman, J. (2016). AMSN President's message. A culture of safety and the role of the medical- surgical Nurse. MEDSURG Nursing , 25 (2), 75-76. www.medsurgnursing.net/ Murray, M., Sundin, D., & Cope, V. (2018). The nexus of nursing leadership and a culture of safer patient care. Journal Of Clinical Nursing , 27 (5/6), 1287-1293. doi:10.1111/jocn.13980 Speaking up is certainly an absolute must. It definitely plays a role in my job every day in the operating room. The motto for the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) is “Aeger primo,” or “The patient first.” (Sheets, 2015). Surgical integrity, also known as surgical conscience, is about much more than just using good surgical technique or not taking shortcuts. It’s about consistently portraying ethical behavior and promoting patient safety all the time. It is simply doing “the right thing” in a surgical setting even if nobody else is watching or is aware that patient safety has been compromised, however minor or insignificant the compromise may appear to be. This is an important concept for nurses, as it relates to patient advocacy. There are some barriers to practicing surgical conscience that exist, including insurance company demands and legislative requirements, which may push nurses to practice in unsafe ways, or can lead to the omission of necessary activities. Nurses must stand for “what is right” all the time, to protect the patient. Sheets, D. (2015). Surgical Notes : A Pocket Survival Guide for the Operating Room . Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
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