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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Orthopedics - August 2018

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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2 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 Y ou know who the messy surgeons are in your facility. They're the ones who pump joints full of fluid and have surgical team members wishing they had slipped on rain boots instead of shoe covers as they splash around the OR. You can capture a sur- geon's sloppy runoff in open containers and toss the solidified con- tents into red bag waste, but direct-to-drain options are better ways to keep fluid off the floor. Wall-mounted ports that suck fluid directly into the sewage line or mobile units that collect large amounts of fluid and dispose of it through docking stations will have staff singing your praises instead of feeling like they're singin' in the rain. Significant savings Staff are no longer splashing around the OR at Iowa City VA Medical Stemming the Tide of Infectious Fluid Waste Direct-to-drain options are cost-effective ways to keep your floors dry and your staff safe. Overlook Medical Center Jeannette Sabatini | Associate Editor • PLENTY OF OPTIONS Brian Wechsler, RN, CNOR, holds the manifold that he uses to connect his hospital's mobile collection unit to several fluid capture devices.

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