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OR Excellence 2019 Awards - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - September 2019

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2 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 • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9 H as your OR staff lost its way when it comes to pretreating instruments at the point of use before sending them out for reprocessing? Have they never even known the way? I know the feeling, and you need to nip this problem in the bud ASAP. Maybe our story can help guide you to a solution. I know, it's a struggle to make changes in many ORs. For some staff who've been working in the OR for decades, they might never have pretreated instruments. Our OR teams had performed the same instru- Pretreating Instruments at the Point of Use How we got our surgical staff to spray dirty instruments in the OR. Infection Prevention Amber McGeehan, MBA, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM, FACHE • SPRAY AWAY Tina Walker, RN, and surgical technologist Lisa Hatt of Heritage Valley Health System in Beaver, Pa., pretreat instruments in the OR before they send them out for reprocessing.

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