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

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5 3 A U G U S T 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 A C C R E D I T A T I O N A cigarette butt on a rooftop. (Really?) Expired hand san- itizer. (Who knew?) Waste receptacles 1 inch too close to each other. (Yes, they pulled out a tape measure.) Not having a policy on warming up Danish in the microwave. (Wait, what?) These infractions top of the list of the zany things accreditation surveyors cited facilities for in Outpatient Surgery's annual look at odd and unusual dings. These kinds of hard-to-fathom dings may not be typical — about 65% of your colleagues say their surveyors were just about the right amount of picky during their last accreditation surveys — but a hefty minority (about 31%) say their surveyors were more persnickety than warrant- ed, and they have the stories to prove it. Surveyor Says … 11 Dings That Might Surprise You Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN GOTCHA! You might be surprised at the things that accreditation surveyors can cite you for. Our annual look at accreditors' odd and unusual dings. Jim Burger | Associate Editor

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