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OSE_1309_part2_Layout 1 9/6/13 3:40 PM Page 70 2013 ALL FOR ONE The OR-Central Sterile Process Improvement Team: (clockwise from back left): Nicole Glass, RN, Angela Cleveland, Tracy Morris, Nikki Lawrence, LPN, Joy Pickens, Linda Daniels and Lynne Class, RN. (Not pictured: Ashley Oden, Pat Daniels, RN) Cherry Maloney, RN Awards Infection Control The OR and central sterile staffs at the Callahan Eye Hospital Health Care Authority in Birmingham, Ala., work together to make real change happen. he Callahan Eye Hospital Health Care Authority in Birmingham, Ala., just renovated and reorganized its instrument reprocessing area, but what really makes the room tick is the OR-Central Sterile Process Improvement Team, says Cherry Maloney, RN, director of central sterile. It's a collaborative effort to resolve conflicts that arise between groups that don't always see eye to eye. The team, which includes 2 RNs, 4 scrub technicians, 1 instrument technician and 1 instrument specialist, is facilitated by the hospital's administrative director of perioperative services. They identify issues between the OR and central sterile concerning staff communication, instrument trays, case carts, preference cards and materials manage- T 7 0 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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