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Her Loss, Their Gain - October 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • O C T O B E R 2 0 1 9 A dministering medications in the OR is wrought with chal- lenges thanks to the patient's rapidly changing condition and constant distractions occurring in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. Not to mention that anesthesia providers are solely responsible for verifying, preparing and administering drugs. That unsupervised process is necessarily efficient and nimble, but devoid of the double-checks that can protect patients from medication harm. That's why we created the anesthesia medication template, a simple, low-cost tool that fits on top of the anesthesia cart to create a stan- dardized layout where providers can stage and easily identify drug- filled syringes. Every Syringe in its Place Here's a novel way to keep medications organized on the anethesia cart. Anesthesia Alert Eliot Grigg, MD • SPOT CHECK The medication template has integrated wells designated for syringes containing high-risk medications. Axel Roesler, PhD, MFA

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