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Throw Away The Script - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2019

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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 • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 9 I t's frustrating, not to mention a waste of valuable time, when cen- tral sterile returns incomplete or incorrect instrument sets to the OR. We snapped overhead cellphone pictures of complete instru- ment sets and placed the images in a binder where reprocessing techs reorganize sterilized instruments. As techs assemble sets, they can refer to the enlarged photos of what properly completed sets should look like. If their finished product doesn't match the picture, they know to add missing instruments or replace incorrect tools before applying blue wrap. The pictures serve as handy doublechecks for TRAY ASSEMBLY Does the Instrument Set Match the Picture? • VISUAL GUIDE Reprocessing techs can refer to pictures of completed instrument trays — basic cataract (left) and ortho con- figurations are pictured here — to ensure complete and accurate sets are sent back to the ORs. Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital

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