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OSE_1310_part1_Layout 1 10/7/13 10:01 AM Page 14 IDEAS That Work Practical pearls from your colleagues HAND SIGNALS Roll Back the Patient If You See a Green Hand T o let everyone know whether the patient in pre-op is complete and ready to go back to the OR, we keep 2 laminated paper hands pasted to a tongue depressor at bedside. The green hand means the patient's ready to be rolled back. The red hand means something's still pending, like maybe a signature on a consent or the check of a lab value. Ruth Ann Mansfield, RN Kirby Glen Surgery Center Houston, Texas ruthann.mansfield@fsamail.com 1 4 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 | O C T O B E R 2013

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