Outpatient Surgery Magazine - Subscribers

OR Excellence 2019 Awards - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - September 2019

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

Issue link: http://magazine.outpatientsurgery.net/i/1164414

Contents of this Issue

Navigation

Page 7 of 144

8 • 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 Ideas Work P r a c t i c a l p e a r l s f r o m y o u r c o l l e a g u e s That T he patient is prepped and draped, and I'm seated to begin my chart- ing. Only then do I realize that I've forgotten to record the serial number of the SCD box. I'd have to hop up and crawl under- neath the drapes. I can't tell you how many times this happened. I came up with what I thought was a good solution. I'd write the SCD serial number on the surgeon's gown card at the beginning of my shift and set it on the computer for all of my cases that day. Problem solved for me, but not for everyone. In true innovative spirit, my friend Kirsty, a staff nurse, solved the problem for everyone. One evening after her cases wrapped up, Kirsty went to the front desk to get the label maker. In 30 minutes, she had gone to every OR and stuck the SCD box number on the cord where it plugs into the wall by the nurse's computer. James Nideffer, RN, BSN Surgical Services Scripps Health San Diego, Calif. nideffer@hotmail.com SOLVE THE PROBLEM FOR EVERYONE No More Crawling Underneath the Table • TRUE INNOVATION Nurses at Surgical Services Scripps Health no longer have to kneel or crawl on the floor to record the serial number of the sequential compression device. James Nideffer, RN, BSN

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Outpatient Surgery Magazine - Subscribers - OR Excellence 2019 Awards - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - September 2019