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Watch Your Step - May 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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Page 22 IDEAS That Work AT-A-GLANCE Exam Room Flags *********************** GREEN MEANS GO Exam room flags keep staff informed. *********************** Hang exam room flags outside each pre-operative bay. It's an easy way for all to see where the patient is in the process. Each of the 6 flag colors can indicate whatever you'd like. Here's what we chose: Red - Contact precautions Green - Go (or ready for surgery) Yellow - Waiting (to go to surgery) Blue - Anesthesia (there is an anesthesia need) White - Privacy (the patient doesn't want to be disturbed) Black - Housekeeping (the bay is ready to be cleaned) Kimberly Klinkowski, RN, CNOR Logan (Utah) Regional Hospital kimberly.klinkowski@imail.org

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