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Keep Your Nose Clean - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - August 2018

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1 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 T here are so many moving parts to an OR schedule that it's hard to keep up with all the people, places and things, even for the most organized among us. Our solution: a magnetic dry erase whiteboard that hangs in the hallway outside our ORs and provides a big-picture look at the week's cases and a zoom-in on each day's cases. It serves as an excellent visual tool for staff to reference to ensure we have the equipment, supplies and staff required by each case — especially easy-to-overlook add-ons. We can make instant scheduling changes by moving the magnets around so, for example, so we don't bombard the PACU with 5 rooms coming open all at once. You can buy erase boards with permanent lines and board headings, Dry Erase Board Keeps You Uber-Organized • BOARD MEETING We plot out the whole week's schedule on a magnetic dry erase whiteboard. STAY ON SCHEDULE Rachel Graham, MSN, RN, CNOR Ideas Work That

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