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No More Empty Beds - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2020

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The digital positioning tool is especially helpful for visiting and rotating clinicians who might be unfamiliar with the facil- ity's surgeons, according to Ms. Bachetti. By default, she is the point person for any modifica- tions and additions that need to be made to the positioning information. "I just update it as we go," she says. "Any facili- ty can create PowerPoint slides of surgeons' posi- tioning preferences, as long as they have one person designated to manage the project, and staff who constantly pro- vide updated positioning information." Pause for a cause In August 2017, Ashley J. Rusch, BSN, RN, CNOR, nurse specialist with UW Health University Hospital in Madison, Wis., was asked to help review the way the facility's OR staff positioned patients for surgery. "It stemmed from a need for a root cause analysis due to some of the patient reported safety events we'd reviewed," she says. "We needed to 4 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 • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 • SAFETY CHECK It's important that all OR team members feel empowered to make corrections when a patient's position is less than ideal.

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