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care better — both for our instruments and our patients. Every instru- ment that comes through our hands will one day touch and hopefully heal a patient. In the name of higher quality, we should all keep The World of Surgical Instruments within arm's reach. OSM Mr. Balch (hank@beyondclean.net), the principal consultant of Beyond Clean Consulting, is the founder and co-host of the "Beyond Clean" industry podcast (beyondclean.net). Follow him on Twitter at @BeyondCleanInfo. S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 3 3 W ant to be sure the entire perioperative team knows that a patient has a latex allergy or a positive latex sensitivity screen? Place a "Latex Alert" label on the patient's chart, like the 3x5-inch one shown here that Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angles, Calif., developed as part of a pilot program. The label notifies staff to use latex-free products and reminds them to relay the patient's latex allergy or sensi- tivity during hand-offs. Keep in mind that some patients are unaware that they're allergic to latex, so pay close attention to their responses to your latex allergy/sensitivity questionnaire. Does Your Patient Have a Latex Allergy? • LATEX ALERT Placing a 3x5-inch label on the patient's chart lets staff know about a patient's latex allergy. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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