• INNOVATION IS REQUIRED to develop a positive work environment in the OR. • COMPONENTS OF A HEALTHY OR workplace identified by staff members of three surgical departments are quality practice standards, excellence in patient care systems, a functional physical environment, effective staff systems, meaningful role definition and clarity, and identified guidelines for teamwork. • IN ONE OR, STAFF MEMBERS working on a communication team developed and implemented an action plan to enhance respect in the OR setting. AORN J 85 (June 2007) 1213-1223.
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