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No More Empty Beds - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2020

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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 • 9 9 D oing away with compounding in the OR will improve patient safety and case efficiencies. It will also make sure your facility complies with USP 797, which gov- erns a wide range of factors that ensure compounded drugs are prepared in a dedicated space by specially trained pharmacists who follow strict quality controls and do all their mixing under a laminar air flow hood. Perhaps you're looking to stop compounding in the OR, but feel overwhelmed at the prospect of overhauling a practice that's become a cornerstone of your day-to-day procedures. Sure, you can outsource anything you mix in-house to a compounding phar- macy (see "5 Questions to Ask Your Compounding Pharmacist"). Jared Bilski | Senior Associate Editor Avoid Compounding in the OR Start small to stop drug preparations that can lead to errors and sterility issues. • A BETTER WAY Sanford Medical Center Fargo (N.D.) standardized its irrigation protocol to reduce compounding and the num- ber of solutions surgeons could request.

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