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No More Empty Beds - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2020

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7 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 F rom steel blades to iris hooks and pupil expanders to can- nulas and phaco tubing, you can get virtually any of the instrumentation your facility needs to perform cataract surgeries in disposable form. But should you? We asked three experts about what factors to consider when it comes to determining whether to sink money into single-use options. Surgeon preference In many situations, the disposable versus reusable debate comes down to two things: The surgeon's personal preference and com- Jared Bilski | Senior Associate Editor Should You Switch to Disposable Cataract Supplies? Cost, safety and environmental impact all play a role, but surgeon preference is still paramount. • ONE AND DONE Disposable instruments eliminate reprocessing concerns and therefore might be the safest option. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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