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No More Never Events - February 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 7 F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 4 | O U T P AT 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 IDEAS That Work T o prevent fiberoptic endoscopes from bending or breaking before and after use, we mounted about 3 inches of PVC pipe on the side of our anesthesia cart. We keep the endoscope in its plastic sleeve and slide it through the PVC holder to keep it safe and secure. Coco Tjen, MD Midtown Medical Center Columbus, Ga. cocotjen@gmail.com ENDOSCOPE CARE Scope Holster Keeps Scopes Safe and Secure SCOPE HOLSTER When not in use, store your endo- scopes on the side of your anes- thesia cart. O nce dry, Duraprep, the antiseptic skin prep agent containing iodine povacrylex and isopropyl alcohol, stands up to blood and saline. In fact, it won't wear off for a while. Unlike plain povidone-iodine, which rinses off with water, it can take days for the painted-on prep to wear off. But alcohol-based hand sanitizer makes it easy to remove excess Duraprep. Kristin Gillard, MSN Advanced Ambulatory Surgery Center Redlands, Calif. kristin.gillard@aascsurgery.com SKIN SOLUTION Another Use for Hand Sanitizer A DAB WILL DO Hand sanitizer nicely cleans up excess skin prep. OSE_1402_part1_Layout 1 2/6/14 2:46 PM Page 17

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