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Unsung Heroes - November 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 9 O ne of our staff members noticed that we're always touch- ing our ID badges, and that pre- and post-op staff touch their stethoscopes, and even the time clock to punch in and out, before touching patients. We decided to send out a "Code Badge" intercom alert, at different times each day, to act as a hard stop for every staff member to wipe down their ID tags, stethoscopes, phones, personal electronic equipment — and yes, the time clock. Raven Hulin, BSN, RN Lafayette (La.) General Surgical Hospital rehulin@lgh.org INFECTION CONTROL Stop, Wipe and Go Lafayette General Surgical Hospital • CODE BADGE Remind staff each day to clean not-so- obvious sources of infection-causing bacteria. Ideas Work That

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