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Tell Your Patients to Drink Up - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - March 2019

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2 0 • 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 M y day begins at 5:45 a.m. sharp when I walk from pre-op to PACU to check on everything from medical gases to med- ications. Here's the mental checklist I complete during the morning rounds in order to maintain a safe environment for my staff and our patients. • OR temps and humidity levels are within acceptable ranges. • Medical gases levels are adequate. • Refrigerators and freezers where medications are stored maintained their temperatures overnight. • OR doors are fully closed, not propped open. • Electronic access doors are functioning properly. • Hallways are clear of obstructions. • Fire extinguishers are easily accessible. PRE-DAWN CHECKLIST Morning Rounds Ensure Safety Comes First • RISE AND SHINE Charmaine Keeling, RN, checks OR humidity levels during her 5:45 a.m. walk through the surgical department. Charmaine Keeling, RN

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