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

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1 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 W hen you work in a larger organization where multiple team changes can take place during a single surgery, keeping track of the names and roles of all those rotating nurses, surgeons, anesthetists, students and techs can seem like an impossi- ble task. Luckily, there's an easy fix: Having staffers' write their first names and roles on pieces of tape with a Sharpie and sticking them directly to the scrub caps. But we're upgrading from tape and markers to fully embroidered, reusable cloth caps. During the process, we're noticing more close- knit communication among staff in the OR. There's no longer any FIRST-NAME BASIS Embroidered Scrub Caps Make Close-Knit Teams • NO INTRODUCTION NEEDED When staffers' first names and titles are embroidered right on their caps, it eliminates the need for mid-procedure introductions. Sarah Hirx, MSN, RN, CNOR Ideas Work That

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