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OSE_1309_part1_Layout 1 9/6/13 12:31 PM Page 23 Kristi Plank, RN, BSN IDEAS That Work CRISIS CARDS Staff wear quick-reference guides of their assigned roles. EMERGENCY RESPONSE MH Task Cards M alignant hyperthermia can strike at a moment's notice, and a timely response by your staff can mean the difference between life and death for the stricken patient. To ensure your staff responds as quickly as possible, give members of your MH team task cards to wear around their necks. The cards are printed on colored paper and placed in clear plastic holders hung from lanyards. They outline the essential duties of each assigned role — the recorder, charge nurse, circulator, dantrolene nurse, cooling nurse, medication nurse, anesthesia providers and additional runners — so they focus on what matters most when every second counts. Kristi Plank, RN, BSN Cartersville (Ga.) Medical Center kristi.plank@hcahealthcare.com S E P T E M B E R 2013 | 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 2 3

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