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Staff & Patient Safety - October 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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O C T O 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 • 5 7 T he nurse, in a hurry as usual, speed-walked into the OR and never saw the small spot of hand sanitizer that had dripped onto the floor from a wall-mounted dispenser. "She slipped and landed directly on her coccyx bone," says Marcy Sasso, CASC, director of compliance at Sasso Consulting in Point Pleasant, N.J. "Unfortunately, she needed med- ical treatment." It's a scene that can easily play out in many facilities, where over- worked staffs are often asked to do more with less. "I've seen an Daniel Cook | Executive Editor Who's Looking Out for the Providers? You owe it to your team to reduce the risks of slips, trips and back strains. • TANGLED MESS Don't ignore the hazards cords, wires and cables pose to members of your surgical team. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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