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Answering the Call - May 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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hours of their scheduled procedure to ensure there are no gaps in the schedule. Testing is completed at remote sites and a drive through locat- ed outside the hospital." • Do we have proper PPE? As this issue went to press, Lakeland (Fla.) Surgical & Diagnostic Center was gearing up to reopen — and it was taking great measures to ensure staff safety. "We're requiring our staff to wear N95 masks at all times, except when they're on lunch," says Nikki Williams, RN, CNOR, the OR director at Lakeland. In addi- tion to the masks, OR staff will also wear full scrub jackets, head cov- erings, gloves and isolation gowns. Foot coverings or booties will also be required for staff who don't keep their work shoes in their lockers — a policy change that's bound to impact busy surgeons who come in and out of the facility. And even with all the PPE in place, Lakeland M A Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 3 9 viscotcs@viscot.com • www.viscot.com • 800.221.0658 Our team is standing by to help viscotcs@viscot.com • www.viscot.com • 800.221.0658 Veteran Owned • Made in America drapes • medication labels • surgical markers • urinals • neutral zones

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