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

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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 • 5 3 1. A Step Toward Reducing Infection Risks Detecto's HealthySole HSPlus would address one of my biggest pet peeves: Staff who walk around in the same soiled shoes case after case, day after day. Sure, their footwear is wipeable, but do they actu- ally take the time to disinfect their slip-on clogs between cases? Probably not. And don't get me started on the shrimper boots ortho- pedic surgeons splash around in during a full day of fluid-heavy cases. I've rarely, if ever, seen one of them scrub the rubber down between cases. That's why I'm drawn to the HealthySole HSPlus, which is a germicidal system that uses UV-C light that's said to kill 99.99% of microorganisms on the soles of shoes and booties. Once eliminated, staff won't bring the pathogens into the OR to contaminate the surgi- cal environment. The device can be placed right outside the doors to your ORs and it's easy to use: Simply stand on the scale-like platform and wait 8 seconds for the disinfecting cycle to finish. A green check- mark appears on the easy-to-read display when the cycle is complete; a red 'X' appears if you stepped off too soon. • SOLE SEARCHING This UV-C-light emitting device disin- fects shoes in less than 10 seconds. Detecto

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