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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Infection Control - May 2019

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4 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 • M A Y 2 0 1 9 T here's more than one way to keep OR floors dry when fluid runoff starts to flow. You can sop it up, solidify it or send it directly to the drain. Efficiencies and cost-savings are important factors when you're considering which method is best, but be sure the option you choose also minimizes staff exposure to the potentially infectious fluid. How Should You Manage Fluid Waste? You have several options to choose from, but only a few ways to do it safely. • SPLASH DOWN Fluid waste is a nuisance to manage, but it poses a much greater threat than inconvenience. Vangie Dennis, RN, MSN, CNOR, CMLSO | Atlanta, Ga. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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