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No More Empty Beds - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2020

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mobile barriers are easy to visually inspect for cracks. A fairly new technology allows you to track the inspections of radia- tion safety protective gear by installing color-coded Velcro tags on individual items. Each item is logged into an electronic data base, and tracking software is used to make sure they've been inspected annual- ly. Finally, also consider issuing dosimeters to each employee who works in the OR when intraoperative imaging is employed. The dosimeters let you monitor staff members' exposure levels and, in turn, assess the effectiveness of your safety gear. If everything is working as it should, the radiation dose levels captured on the dosimeters will be close to nonexistent, says Mr. Bohan. OSM 9 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

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