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What Will the OR of the Future Look Like? - July 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 5 J U LY 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 READY TO GO Pre-Positioning Patients Saves Time I n the assembly-line nature of cataract sur- gery, every minute mat- ters. Our RNs use a yard- stick to make sure cataract surgery patients' stretchers are just the right height — usually between 32 and 36 inches, depending on the surgeon — before we wheel them into the OR. So instead of spending 3 or 4 minutes getting the patient into the right posi- tion, our OR staff can get right to work. We do as many as 30 cataract proce- dures a day, so the time we save really adds up. Kathy Lutz, RN Hazleton (Pa.) Ambulatory Surgical Center kathyl@eyedocs1.com TIME-SAVER Position patients and adjust the height of their stretchers before they go in for cataract surgery. Sally Mitchell, RN OSE_1407_part1_Layout 1 7/3/14 9:00 AM Page 25

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