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The Case for Concurrent Cases - November 2018 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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and you have his. Whatever you forget, he has it in his hand. Whatever he forgets to connect, you connect it. It's not about old nurse, new nurse, or male or female, or who's right or who's wrong. It's all about working together with one goal in mind: patient care. 11. working in a facility that recognizes the employees for their hard work. 12. a young manager who is creative and energetic. 13. Ben Franklin, for inventing the flexible urinary catheter. Bet you didn't know that! 14. inflatable transfer mattresses, which have saved a lot of surgical personnel from injuries. Even with having 6 people helping (which sel- dom happens), we've had multiple back and neck injuries trying to heave-ho overweight patients onto and off of stretchers. 15. surgical techs and surgical aids, who have covered my butt more times than I can remember. And I think they work harder than I do. 16. EMR. When it works, it's so much faster than charting by hand. I have to admit, I went there kicking and screaming. But the first time the electronic medical records system went down and we had to chart by hand, I almost had a nervous breakdown. 17. my health. Yes, I have things that are beginning to wear out with age and the nature of the job. In a few years I'll retire, and I think that's scary. 18. that I've kept my sense of humor over the last 38 years, as well as for the friendships I've made in and out of the OR. 19. Outpatient Surgery Magazine, for giving me the chance to write, something I've wanted to do since the third grade. 20. You, my dear readers. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. OSM Contact Ms. Watkins at pwatkins12@comcast.net. N O V 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 • 1 3 7

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