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J A N U A R Y 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 (osmag.net/p5sDXR). One other key consideration: Post the videos where staff will have easy access to them. We use our intranet. Mary Wilson, BSN, RN, CNOR West Virginia University Hospitals Morgantown, W.Va. wilsonm@wvumedicine.edu MAKE IT MANDATORY Double (Glove) Or Nothing W e all know how difficult it can be to convince staff to double- glove. We tell all new OR nurses and techs during their onboarding that double-gloving is a requirement at our facility. To drive the point home, new staffers must size themselves for double gloves during onboarding, while they per- form their scrubbing competency. We tell them it's our policy here, and even more importantly, we explain why. We tell them double-gloving decreases their chances of being stuck, and that when they're changing gloves out for a dirty procedure and want to go back to a sterile area, they can easily do it without having to rescrub, which saves time and boosts efficiency. The result? We get buy-in (and have experienced no pushback) from our new hires. They understand it's our normal practice, and they sim- ply go with the flow from the start. Kristi Olsen, RN, BSN MercyOne Medical Center • NO DOUBLE TROUBLE Elyse Johnson, CST, (right) teaches perioperative assistant Teresa Norm how to double-glove at MercyOne Medical Center. MercyOne Medical Center Clinton, Iowa kristi.olsen@mercyhealth.com

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