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

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1 6 • 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 Ideas Work That W hen our staff satisfaction surveys revealed our surgical team needed a more organized system for turning over ORs, something had to be done. Checklists improve communication and teamwork during surgery, so we figured they could do the same between procedures. STAFF SATISFACTION Organized OR Turnovers? Check! • TASK AT HAND Surgical attendant Jose Quijano fills out the standardized checklist, which improves staff coordination and communication during room turnovers Teri Stanford, MSN, INS, RNBC, CNOR,

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