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No More Empty Beds - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2020

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observational audit in January 2019 to evaluate its effectiveness. We still saw opportunity for improvement, and continued to partner and communicate with the correct stakeholders. We realized everyone in the OR needed to be fully engaged, involved and made aware of our prepping protocols. While developing our new prepping process, we'd presented to the hospital's OR committee, which is the forum for all of our surgeons, so we went back to that group when more members were present. We also engaged our SSI and infection prevention teams. More surgeons were engaged with our refinements made to the standardization process as a result. In December 2019, we audited again and saw a more significant increase in compliance. We were up to 68% in prep time compliance F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 6 5 viscotcs@viscot.com • www.viscot.com • 800.221.0658 XL Red Prep Resistant Ink Visible on all skin tones - even after prep .221.0658 [ X L I n k ] h e l p s u s c o m p l y w i t h n a t i o n a l p a t i e n t s a f e t y g u i d e l i n e s . I t a s s u r e s t h a t w e c a n v e r i f y t h e m a r k a f t e r s c r u b . - B. P. , M a t e r i a l s M a n a g e r gentian violet free • latex free • alcohol free P r e p R e s i s t a n t D e m o : w w w. b i t . l y / X L- D e m o

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