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Helping Hand - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - July 2019

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1 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 • J U L Y 2 0 1 9 O ur OR nurses suggested that when we were doing the count, that would be a perfect time to have a conversa- tion about speci- mens before they go out to pathology. Thus was born the "Specimen Safety Pause." When we start the close, we review with the sur- geon the specimens we've obtained and read the label back to the surgeon. And that leads right into the count, which is another time where everybody needs to be participating. LeDell Neufer, ASN, RN, CNOR Geisinger Medical Health Danville, Pa. lneufer@geisinger.edu • SAFETY PAUSE The "Specimen Safety Pause" lets the staff and surgeon review the specimens obtained and how they are labeled. DOING ZERO HARM Take a Specimen Safety Pause Geisinger Medical Health Idaes That Work IW

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