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Tell Your Patients to Drink Up - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - March 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 • M A R C H 2 0 1 9 T o stay on top of your daily demands, host a daily morning huddle to get your team lead- ers on the same page. It's a small change, but one that can help you manage all the chal- lenges that can come up in a day. Here's how to host a great morning huddle: • Keep it short. A 5-to-10-minute huddle gives everyone a chance to go over the day and week ahead. • Get the right people in the room. I sit down with the OR charge nurse, the house charge nurse and the materials coordinator. Our nurses in the house and charge roles rotate on a weekly basis, so there are always new faces in the huddle. • Solve problems together. Knowing your colleagues' challenges lets you work out problems and brainstorm solutions as a team. We've found our morning huddle gets our day off to a great start, and it helps us navigate any problems that might come up related to staffing, supplies or any last-minute changes to the schedule. Erika Gjerde, RN, BSN Carris Health Surgery Center Willmar, Minn. erika.gjerde@carrishealth.com A HEAD START Tips for a Great Morning Huddle • MORNING HUDDLE Carris Health Surgery Center touts the value of a short morning meeting to get your team leaders to prep for the day. Carris Health Surgery Center

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