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1 4 9 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 Sheldon S. Sones, RPh, FASCP ANESTHESIA ALERT Keys to a Safe and Orderly Anesthesia Cart 20 recommendations to help ensure safe medication management. O ur mantra is that we do what we do not for the survey, but because we know that a safe medication environment, pro- pelled by continued vigilance, is one of the cornerstones of any facility's commit- ment to prioritize safety throughout the organization. If you observe "best prac- tices" every day, sur- vey day becomes just another day — one that requires no spe- cial preparation. Not a week goes by in our practice without at least one of our facili- ties being surveyed by any of several overseers — whether it's a regu- latory, licensure or accreditation review. We know that the anesthesia cart and how the provider manages drugs are among the most com- mon concerns and areas of "survey vulnerability." More than ever before, we see a focus on how we do what we do at the anesthesia cart location. How can you make sure survey day is just a routine day? By doing PERFECT SETUP This 'best of the best' cart was organized by Raj Mangla, MD, of Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center in Waterbury, Conn. Photos by Sheldon S. Sones, RPh, FASCP OS_1406_part3_Layout 1 6/13/14 11:55 AM Page 149

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