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

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4 2 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 T U R N O V E R Is Your Turnover Team Fast Enough? Is Your Turnover Team Fast Enough? A re you satisfied with your turnover times? If you're like most (82.2%) of the surgical facili- ty leaders we surveyed last month, yes, you're pretty pleased with how quickly your turnover team readies the room for the next case. We use the term team loosely, however, because only about 1 in 5 of our respondents actually has a dedicated turnover team. In most cases, the OR staff work- ing the case does the cleaning, with an assist from floaters roaming the hallways or hanging (hiding?) out in the lounge. "It's everyone's job, Secrets to getting your ORs ready a few minutes sooner. Dan O'Connor Editor-in-Chief

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