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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 • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 B efore every surgery, the surgeon, anesthesia provider and surgical nurse meet at the patient's bedside in pre-op to discuss the planned surgery, using a stan- dardized safety check- list. The OR circulator initiates the pre-op briefing and consults each team member for valuable input. This practice helps to ensure that the team addresses all aspects of the patient's care before the patient enters the OR. Only after the brief is complete, with all team members in agreement, will we take the patient to surgery. Monica L. Heyn, MSN, RN, CNOR Phoenix (Ariz.) Veterans Administration Health Care System monica.heyn@va.gov Our Pre-op Bedside Briefing • PRE-OP BEDSIDE BRIEFING The surgical team at the Phoenix (Ariz.) VA uses a safety checklist to conduct a pre-op bedside briefing before every case. Phoenix (Ariz.) Veterans Administration Health Care System

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