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OR Excellence 2019 Awards - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - September 2019

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Ideas That Work IW 1 0 • 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 B efore critical procedures like our high-volume thyroidec- tomies, we gather a multidisciplinary team to play a game of "What Could Go Wrong?" in which we discuss what we'd do if worst case scenarios ever came to pass. We set a time limit of 20 minutes for generating potential "failure modes" — what we call any- thing and everything that could go wrong, from receiving an incom- plete patient history to unexpected complications with the surgery — from each staff member. We rate these scenarios a on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being something that's "very unlikely to occur" and 10 being something that's "very likely to occur." NIGHTMARE SCENARIOS What's the Worst That Could Happen? • WORST-CASE MINDSET Ohio Surgery Center invites a multidisciplinary team, pictured here in the PACU, to brainstorm every- thing that could go wrong with patient processes to uncover potential issues before they become full-blown problems. Ohio Surgery Center

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