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Keep Your Nose Clean - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - August 2018

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everything and every person I take out. • • • I love it when a surgeon throws a major temper tantrum for a piece of equipment he's just got to have. Even though budgets are stretched tighter than shrink-wrap, the hospital lets the baby have the newest and greatest toy. The CFO doesn't know what the Magical Machine does, only that it's expensive and that it's got to be good if the surgeon feels so strongly about it. Besides, the other 2 hospitals in town have them in their operating rooms. Actually, it's sitting cold in the equipment room, along with all the other unused toys from tantrums past. • • • I was trying to give some Dextrose 50% to the scrub tech. I don't know how the bottle malfunctioned or how it didn't contaminate the field, but I do know that when Dextrose spills down your sleeve and on to your skin, it's very sticky. And it pretty much stays sticky throughout an hour-long case. • • • We had a traveler come to our facility. He was young and new in the career of nursing. In a surgery center, you do it all. There's none of this, "I don't do that. I'm a nurse. That's not what I went to school to do." I just looked over the edge of my mask and raised my eyebrows. "Oh, really?" I said. "When I clean up this patient and get him on the stretcher to go to the recovery room, let's get together with your com- pany and visit for a while." OSM A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 1 9 • SIGN LANGUAGE Why are there Braille signs outside every OR?

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