Operating Rooms

Using a personal digital assistant to streamline the OR workload.

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Dec 24, 2003

PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANTS (PDAs), are handheld minicomputers used for tasks such as referencing, documentation, and data storage and retrieval.

Blood ordering from the operating room: turnaround time as a quality indicator.

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Jan 08, 2013

BACKGROUND: Quality indicators in transfusion medicine are necessary for patient safety and customer satisfaction. The turnaround time (TAT) of issuing red blood cells (RBCs) has emerged as a quality indicator but is not an established benchmark.

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