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Running on Empty - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - August 2019

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A U G U S T 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 3 I t's one thing to log and track laboratory specimens and post their results in the patient's chart. But that doesn't confirm that the ordering healthcare provider read the results and dis- cussed them with the patient. Remember, if it isn't documented, it didn't happen. To close the loop, we provide the physicians who ordered the specimen with a label that requires a signature and date to confirm that he received the results and discussed them with the patient. We request they place the label on all specimen results and forward them to us. If we receive a copy of the results, we affix the label and forward it to the office to complete and return. Lori Pacheco, RN, CRNO Cape Cod Eye Surgery & Laser Center Sandwich, Mass. lpacheco@eyeboston.com Close the Pathology Loop medication is required for people with trauma or PTSD, people with hypertension or high blood pressure normalize, patients' heart and respiratory rates slow. Sara Kapinos, RN Bridgton (Maine) Hospital, Central Maine Healthcare kapinosa@cmhc.org

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