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Snuffing Out Surgical Smoke - December 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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D E C 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 • 1 3 P atients' friends or family members are often invited to bed- sides in pre-op and the PACU, but don't always have a place to sit as they offer support to their loved ones. That's why we hung a folding chair on the wall of each patient bay. Hanging the chairs keeps them out of high-traffic areas when they're not in use and is a smart storage solution in surgical facilities where extra space is often at a pre- mium. It's a way to help visitors feel more welcome while prevent- ing the over-cluttering of spaces where staff and patients on stretchers need to move about freely. Robin Wigham, MA, BSN North East Alliance Surgery Center North Haven, Conn. robin.wigham@scasurgery.com COMFORT MEASURE Family Members Can Grab a Seat • TAKE A LOAD OFF Folding chairs are within easy access for visitors to patients' bedsides. Robin Wigham, MA, BSN

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