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

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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 • 8 9 off for reprocessing is a long one: cautery pencils, pulse ox stick- ers, pneumatic orthopedic tourniquets, blood pressure cuffs, SCD sleeves, arthroscopic shavers, laparoscopic trocars, staplers, ENT ablation wands and arthroscopic orthopedic cautery wands, says Laura Rowe, MSN, RN, the director of nursing at Lakeside. Items are reprocessed, and the facility can reorder whatever they need through the company at a discounted rate. "We've saved around $7,500 through reprocessing," says Ms. Rowe. • Reusable (and memorable) belonging bags. Instead of giving patients plastic bags to put their belongings in when they change for surgery, AdventHealth Surgery Center Lenexa (Kan.) provides a reusable cloth bag. Patients are then encouraged to use the bags in green ways — at the grocery store, for example — to avoid using plastic bags. — Jared Bilski • DUAL PURPOSE AdventHealth Surgery Center Lenexa gives patients these reusable bags. AdventHealth

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