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

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Ideas Work That E verybody involved in the surgical process has the right to speak up if there's any type of potential safety event taking place in the OR — but that's often easier said than done. After all, speaking up during a case can be intimidating, especially for newer nurses or techs. Our solution: Code 13. Whether it's disruptive behavior by a sur- geon, an issue with informed con- sent or any other potential safety concern, our team will text Code 13 on a hospital-issued cellphone. And this code can be used in prep, the OR, PACU or even if there's a tricky situation with a family member in the waiting area. This code notifies OR leadership that CODE 13 Anonymous Text Is a Simple Safety Solution • ANONYMOUS HELP When staff text Code 13, they alert OR leadership that they are needed immediately.

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