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Keep Your Nose Clean - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - August 2018

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1 0 • 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 C ould something as sim- ple as orange collec- tion bins lower the incidence of our pathology specimens getting lost or dam- aged somewhere between the time we obtain the specimen until it is received in the pathology department? Yes, and what a difference they've made. We placed orange bins in all surgical and procedural areas so we now have a consis- tent location to store speci- mens. We also created a specimen logbook for use at all specimen col- lection sites. Twice daily, a charge nurse runs a report that identifies specimens that have been logged in by the nurse in the OR but not yet received in the lab. Anastasia M. Johnson, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, CNOR, CNS-CP Allina Health Abbott-Northwestern Hospital Minneapolis, Minn. anastasia.johnson@allina.com Never Misplace a Pathology Specimen • JAR WARS Orange specimen storage bins sit in all surgical and procedural areas. SHELF STORAGE Allina Health Abbott-Northwestern Hospital Ideas Work That

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