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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 5 A little friendly competition among staff can do won- ders for your facility's morale. More importantly, howev- er, it will ensure folks retain criti- cal safety and procedure proto- cols. That's why we created a "Game Station" where we hosted a Family Feud style trivia contest among staff. It's a simple but effective way to ensure your staff remembers every- thing they need to remember about your policies and procedures. Start by breaking staff into 2 teams. Make sure different departments (sterile processing, PACU, etc.) are represented on each team. This not only ensures a fair competition, but it also fosters camaraderie among different departments. Next, decide on which topics you'll quiz staff. We created a board with 5 categories: pre-op, PACU, sterile pro- cessing, periop, patient safety and codes. Each category includes 5 to 6 questions that can be anything from a specific policy detail to a gen- eral question about the chosen category. For example, we asked What are 4 identifiers our center uses for a fall risk patient? The winning team received Starbucks gift cards — and bragging rights. We hosted ours after a CMS survey because it served as a good opportunity to go over the items we needed to improve upon. Jane Bell, RN, BSN Cityview Surgery Center FACILITY FEUD Game-show Themed Events Help Safety Training Stick • TRIVIAL PURSUIT Staff at Cityview Surgery Center square off for a Family-Feud themed competition on the critical com- ponents of its policies and procedures. Cityview Surgery Center Fort Worth, Texas jane@cityviewsurgery.com

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