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OSE_1309_part1_Layout 1 9/6/13 12:31 PM Page 18 IDEAS That Work HOUSEKEEPING TIME SAVER Bundle Linens to Speed Turnovers W e're a busy ORDER, SHEETS Jessica Haney, endo tech at Saginaw Valley Endoscopy Center, prepares a shipment of linens. GI center, sometimes seeing 30 to 50 patients a day, so there are plenty of beds to change throughout the day. When you're doing that many turnovers, anything you can do to speed the process makes a difference. So when we receive the laundered linens from our supplier, we bundle up everything we need to make a bed. Staffers take a few minutes of downtime early in the morning or at the end of the day to wrap a fitted sheet, pillowcase, patient gown and 2 bath blankets together. It's a real time saver to be able to grab a bundle and go make the bed, instead of fumbling for each individual item. The bundles store neatly in the linen closet, and they make it easy to count inventory at a glance to know you'll have enough to cover the next day's cases. Kathleen Tafoya, RN Saginaw Valley Endoscopy Center Saginaw, Mich. ktafoya@saginawvalleyendoscopy.net 1 8 O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | S E P T E M B E R 2013

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