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No More Empty Beds - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2020

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For example, the ice gatherer and run- ner's card states the overall task — You will be responsible for getting items from the MH cart or supply room — as well as the four steps involved in the process that should answer every ques- tion the runner could potentially have about this task (There are bags of ice and ice packs in the freezer in sub-sterile between OR 1 and OR 2 …). The cards are designed to be as descriptive as possible in order to avoid confusion among responding staff members. During a crisis, your team shouldn't waste time trying to figure out exactly what their role should be in the effort. After the assigned tasks are completed, everyone is allowed to take an active role in mixing and administering dantrolene — all staff members should be prepared to jump in to help reconstitute the drug — and pulling items from the MH cart. The more tasks staff actually per- form during the drill, the more prepared they'll be to react appropri- 5 8 • 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 • GRAB AND GO Make sure emergency response supplies are well organized and easily accessible.

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