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3-Minute Turnover - December 2018 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 0 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 A ny good orthopedic surgeon believes he's in complete control of how well knee replacement patients will fare after he replaces old bone with new titanium, but (between you, me and the OR wall) some of the keys to achieving excel- lent outcomes are largely out of his skilled hands. It takes constant commu- nication with patients, effective pain manage- ment, instrument and staff standardization, and technology-assisted implant placement. 1. Constant contact Keeping patients informed about what will happen on the day of sur- gery and during their recovery motivates them to be active partici- pants in their care. It's never been easier now that you can easily How to Optimize Knee Replacements Focus on these essential elements to send patients home healthy and happy. Jared Bilski | Senior Associate Editor • HOME TEAM Creating core groups of OR teams improves efficiency and turnover time, and reduces surgical risk. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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