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Year of the Nurse - November 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 4 • 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 • N O V E M B E R 2 0 2 0 Ideas Work That LIGHT READING Keep Patients Informed and Entertained Before Surgery T he PowerPoint deck dis- played on one of the flat screen monitors in our lobby runs on a loop and includes answers to commonly asked patient questions and bios of staff and surgeons. The bios include traditional professional back- ground information, as well as light-hearted nuggets such as a surgeon's favorite saying or a staff member's favorite sports team. Patients actively watch it. They love it and often laugh out loud in the waiting room, which plays a key part in them being relaxed before their surgeries. The information also leads to some fun and interesting conver- sations when patients ask mem- bers of their care team about the fun facts they read while waiting for their surgeries. Elizabeth Austin, BS, RN Visual Aid Creator/illustrator AUA Surgical Center Amarillo, Texas eaustin@amarillourology.com SLIDE SHOW Amusing bios of surgeons and staff put anxious patients in the right frame of mind before surgery. Elizabeth Austin

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