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OR Excellence 2019 Awards - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - September 2019

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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 3 7 I f your surgeons have too few or too many of the instruments and supplies they need for a case, your preference cards are inaccu- rate and outdated. It's too few if your nurses and techs frequently make mad dashes from the OR to the supply room to retrieve missing items. It's too many if your surgeons don't use half the supplies you open. Either way, you're not alone if your pick lists need to be picked over to add what's missing or remove what's not needed. Here are some steps you can take to stack the deck in your favor. Business Advisor Janet Lawrence Make Your Preference Cards a Current Affair 10 tips to keep your pick lists accurate and up to date. • TAMING THE BEAST The idea of preference cards is to have the right resources in the right place at the right time for the right patient.

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