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Comfy ORs - June 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 5 J U N E 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 PEDIATRIC PULSE OX Let Kids Wear PJs for Surgery A sk the parents of infants and toddlers to bring their chil- dren to your facility in their PJs with footed bottoms (or at least their own clean socks). Let each child stay in his pajamas during surgery, and place the gown on top of the PJs. Once the child is asleep in the OR, place the sticky pediatric pulse ox monitor on his big toe. When the child wakes in the PACU, he'll never realize that he's being monitored. Your PACU nurse will be able to get continuous accurate O 2 sats until dis- charge. Donna Cautilli, RN, MSN, CAPA, CPAN The Ambulatory Surgery Center at St. Mary Langhorne, Pa. caut2@comcast.net OUT OF SIGHT Pajamas with footed bottoms let you hide pulse ox monitors on pediatric patients' big toes. OSE_1406_part1_Layout 1 6/6/14 3:43 PM Page 15

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