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No More Empty Beds - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2020

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4 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 T he best- laid patient position- ing plans often go awry as soon as surgeons walk into the OR. "It's often done according to their preferences, which is a problem," says Lisa Bachetti, BSN, RN, CNOR, CNIV, staff nurse at Penn Medicine at University City Ambulatory Surgery Center in Philadelphia, Pa. "We have four surgeons who want patients positioning differently for shoulder arthroscopies. Three want patients in the lateral position, but each has slightly different variances on how they want it done. The other surgeon prefers to operate on patients in the beach chair." The issue at Ms. Bachetti's facility was a lack of detailed position- ing information for OR staff to reference. "A surgeon's preference Joe Paone | Senior Associate Editor Positioned for Change Reviewing and revamping your positioning protocols will protect patients from harm and give surgeons the access they need to perform successful surgery. • BE PREPARED Give OR teams access to educational and informational tools that standardize patient positioning for different surgeons and procedures.

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