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Throw Away The Script - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2019

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6 8 • 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 T urnover time is money. And when you're looking at your bottom line, every- thing comes down to one big question: How fast can you get the room ready for the next case while main- taining the highest standards of patient safety? It's a delicate balanc- ing act, but it's one every OR team needs to be thinking about. Improving turnover time takes collabora- tion, critical thinking and an honest evalua- tion of all the things you could do better once a patient has left for recovery and another patient heads into to the OR. Here are 6 tips that will help keep those turnovers moving: Mike Morsch | Associate Editor Room Turnovers: Life in the Fast Lane 6 tips to maximize efficiency, ensure safety. • ON THE SURFACE Using disinfectant wipes with a shorter dry time is more effec- tive than using microfiber cloths to clean surfaces.

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