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Comfy ORs - June 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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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 | J U N E 2 0 1 4 IDEAS That Work Practical pearls from your colleagues W hen you're getting ready to transfer a patient from a stretcher to the OR table, you can easily secure his arms by bringing the edges of the lifter sheet up and clamping them togeth- er over his abdomen with a hemostat. Securing his arms at his sides inside the sheet gives you an extra hand while mov- ing the stretcher along- side the OR bed, and keeps the patient's arms safely out of the way. Donna Prater, RN Mission Trail Baptist Hospital San Antonio, Texas dprater61@yahoo.com TRANSFER TIP Keeping Patients' Arms Free From Harm Donna Prater, RN SECURED SHEET A hemostat lends a hand during patient transfers. OSE_1406_part1_Layout 1 6/6/14 3:43 PM Page 14

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