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OR Excellence Awards - September 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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Ideas Work P r a c t i c a l p e a r l s f r o m y o u r c o l l e a g u e s That D o you want to educate staff on the key points of donning and doffing safety gear, and boost morale all in one shot? Try hosting a PPE Fashion Show at your facility. Ask your business and adminis- trative staff to put on your facili- ty's PPE — without any instruc- tions or hints — and then have them model it for your clinical team as though they're walking the runway of a fashion show. While the "models" make their way down the catwalk, have the clinical staff point out where the PPE isn't in compliance with cur- rent recommended guidelines and best practices. For instance, we often see gown cuffs over glove cuffs, hair that isn't com- pletely contained in a bouffant or a mask worn under the nose. The PPE Fashion Show is a fun-filled event that educates our clinical team on the essentials of proper surgical safety attire and brings our entire staff closer together. Kris Sabo, RN Pend Oreille Surgery Center Ponderay, Idaho kris@poscllc.com MODELS OF SAFETY Put on a PPE Fashion Show STRIKE A POSE A fun fashion show helps staff understand the proper ways to don and doff gowns, gloves and headgear. 8 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 0 Pend Oreille Surgery Center

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