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Elective Surgery is Essential - August 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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A U G U S T 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 1 Control your PPE Supply, Pricing & Destiny Free Yourself From... Welmed Offering US Made PPE Products... Call, Email or Contact Us Today to Learn More! 312-836-3742 info@welmed.us https://welmed.us/us-made-ppe/ http Unprecedented Demands on Production International Raw Material Shortages Price Gouging & Variability Country Prioritization Over US Needs Customs Interference & Delays Authentic Products Meeting FDA & AAMI Requirements U.S. Sourced & Controlled Raw Materials U.S. Manufactured Committed, Secure Pricing through 2021 KID-FRIENDLY 'Face' Masks Put Young Patients at Ease O ur surgery center hosts small infants and young adults, so we always come up with many different ways to establish trust with our patients and reassure them before surgery. When we first opened, we came up with the idea to draw smiley faces on our masks with Sharpies. It was comical, but it also broke the stereo- typical mold of surgical personnel being perceived as cold and seri- ous. The fun and funny faces gave infants and toddlers something to focus on as we carried them away from their parents and back to the OR. We've stopped the practice due to infection concerns during the COVID pandemic, but still look back fondly at the creative way we made kids smile during a stressful time. Sue White, RN CHKD Princess Anne Surgery Center Virginia Beach, Va. susan.white@chkd.org SATISFACTION WITH A SMILE Staff at CHKD Princess Anne Surgery Center came up with a fun way to add warmth and humor to the patient experience. CHKD Do you have an Idea That Works you'd like us to feature in a future issue? Send it to ideas@outpatientsurgery.net

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