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Is Your Turnover Team Fast Enough? - August 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 8 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 | A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 IDEAS That Work Want to help patients sched- uled for colonoscopies arrive properly "cleansed?" We broke patients' prep directions down into a more simple-to- follow kit and detailed sched- ule. We also assemble a kit in a gallon Ziploc bag containing 2 bottles of magnesium citrate, 4 Dulcolax tablets and a 238mg container of Miralax. We include specific, word-for- word directions in steps on when to take each product over several days of preparation. Photos of each product and a calendar also help patients remember what to take and when. After providing the kits for a little more than a year, we've seen a drop in phone calls to our office from confused patients. Melanie Hall, LPN Mountain States Medical Group General Surgery Elizabethton, Tenn. hallmj@msha.com Download Mountain States Medical Group's Colonoscopy Prep Fact Sheet at outpatientsurgery.net/forms . COLONOSCOPY PREP Keys to a Proper Prep FOOLPROOF Give patients a Ziploc bag with everything they need to take before their colonoscopies. Melanie Hall, LPN ON THE WEB

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