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OSE_1309_part2_Layout 1 9/6/13 12:23 PM Page 90 GI Efficiency-Boosters 11 You Can Implement Today SHARING THEIR SECRETS We asked endoscopy facility managers how they keep their GI procedures running smoothly. Sensible solutions to help your endo suites run as safely and as profitably as possible. Outpatient Surgery Editors T he challenge of running an efficient GI service lies in treating a high volume of patients with safety, efficiency and economy in mind. To assist you in your quest to achieve this rare trifecta, we asked your endoscopy colleagues to share the things that work well in their facilities. 1. Adhere to bowel-cleansing regimen. Inadequate bowel preparation is more than an inconvenience. Poor preps can result in missed lesions, aborted or incomplete procedures, and higher complication rates. At Philadelphia's Endoscopy Center of Pennsylvania Hospital, staff call patients the day before a procedure "right around the time the patient would begin the prep, to answer questions and improve compliance," says Stephanie Diem, BS, RN, the administrative director. 9 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 Casey McFarland, MHA, Georgia Endoscopy Center and Endoscopy Consultants G A S T R O E N T E R O L O G Y

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