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Backbreaker - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - April 2019

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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1 1 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 9 Y our sur- geons might have the greatest training, the most accurate technique and work with cut- ting-edge equipment, but they can't fix what they can't see. Lighted instruments — retrac- tors, suctions and drop-in devices — solve visualization issues deep within body cavities by let- ting surgeons focus bright light exactly where they're work- ing. Lighted instruments have been around for a while, but their designs continue to improve. Surgeons now have the ability to choose between acquiring specialized instruments that have built-in lighting, or lighting attachments that fit to their existing instru- A Bright Idea for Your ORs Lighted instruments improve the surgeon's view in the deep, dark recesses of the patient's body. • SHINE ON Lighted retractors provide surgeons with a much better view of the exact surgical area. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR Joe Paone | Senior Associate Editor

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