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OR Excellence 2019 Awards - September 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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Many advantages of updated cards The paramount advantages of accurate preference cards are the patient benefits of improved safety and experience, and minimal time under anesthesia. There are many other benefits as well: • Staff don't have to track down instruments at the last minute or, worse, during the case. • Instruments or even trays of instruments that aren't needed won't enter the OR just to be opened and unused, so sterile processing staff won't waste time reprocessing them (or, if they're single-use, you won't have to throw them out). • You'll only charge for what you use or open, and you'll be able to fore- cast what materials you'll need in the days, weeks and months ahead. • Your surgeons will appreciate you updating their preference cards for them. OSM Ms. Lawrence (janet@harmonysurgical.com), a surgical technologist for more than 20 years, is developing technology for surgeon preference cards at Harmony Surgical Services. 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 • 4 1

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