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

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L ove the efficiency of your facility's single-cup coffeemaker but hate the waste generated by all those leftover cups? Purchase a coffee pod recycling tool that allows you to easily separate the grounds from the recyclable pod without the effort and mess it takes to do it manually. Since purchasing the tool, we've been recycling 30 to 40 cups on a daily basis, which adds up to more than 9,000 annually. That's an incredible return on a pur- chase that cost less than $15. Jody Wessel, LPN, CRMST The Ambulatory Surgical Center at St. Cloud (Minn.) VA Health Care System jody.wessel2@va.gov N O V E M B E R 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 5 CAFFEINE FIX Eliminate Coffee Pod Waste GREEN GROUNDS Jody Wessel uses a tool to separate grounds from one of the single-use cups staff use on a daily basis. Jody Wessel 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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