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J U L Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 1 3 ing kits here: osmag.net/YBehR3. After we determined we could make the kits, the hard part was keeping up with the demand. We started with 14 volunteers from different depart- ments within our organization. Nurses, physicians, techs, administrators and even staff from the data analytics depart- ment teamed up to assemble the kits by hand and place the materials into one biohazard bag at a time. Before long, word spread and more staff volunteered to help out. When we were at our peak, the entire group operated like a well-oiled machine. In the end, we created more than 176,000 test kits from scratch. Karen Maloney, MSN, RN, CASC Korie Enscoe, MSN, RN Allegheny Health Network Pittsburgh, Pa. karen.maloney@ahn.org korie.enscoe@ahn.org RAW MATERIALS AHN staff assembled more than 176,000 test kits from scratch. Allegheny Health Network

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