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Basics of Blocks - April 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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6 1 A P R I L 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 S K I N P R E P P I N G The Case for The opportunity to reduce infections is just one of several benefits. Mary Jo Steiert, BSN, RN, CNOR Bonnie Zehr, RN Vail, Colo. Standardizing Skin Preps W e prepare more than 3,000 patients a year for surgery, and one byproduct of all that activity was that some patients weren't having their skin prepped before they entered the OR. In other cases, they were prepped, but not as our physi- HANDS ON Standardizing skin preps is a way to empow- er pre-op personnel who are responsible for patient safety. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN OSE_1404_part2_Layout 1 4/4/14 2:39 PM Page 61

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