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C omponents of some power tool sets used in the OR suites at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore were going missing — and it was costing the facility nearly $150,000 a year to replace them. Something had to be done to limit the losses and preserve the occa- sionally tenuous relationship between the ORs and central sterile pro- cessing (CSP). The hospital's leadership decided to implement a series of steps aimed at improving how the departments communicate and coordinate their handling of the costly tools. 6 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 Adam Taylor | Senior Associate Editor 5 Steps to Improved Instrument Care Reorganized trays, team togetherness and real-time tracking are the keys to success. DOUBLE CHECK The OR staff at Johns Hopkins ensures they ship complete sets to central sterile processing. Johns Hopkins Hospital

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