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Thumbs Up on Safety Scalpels - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - May 2019

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Thumbs Up on Safety Scalpels Our reader survey finds more surgeons are using them — but many still refuse to convert. S urgeons have a love-loathe rela- tionship with safety scalpels. On the one hand, more surgeons are using scalpels with retractable or otherwise pro- tected blades today than they were 5 years ago — sometimes by choice, some- • MAKING THE CUT Some surgeons complain that safety scalpels do not have the correct feel, quality or precision of standard scalpels. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 3 2 • 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 Y 2 0 1 9

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