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3 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 | S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4 E veryone has a cell phone. They keep staff and surgeons connect- ed to the outside world, which is fine — except when their focus should be on patient care. Here's how to ensure phones are used properly in and around the ORs. 1. Surgeons can't ask staff to help them make or receive calls. 2. To avoid signal interference, cell phones should not be within 3 feet of surgical, anesthesia and monitoring equipment. 3. Engage only in urgent or emergent outside communication, mini- mize personal and routine calls, and keep calls as brief as possible. 4. To minimize use of cell phones, forward incoming calls to desks in the pre-op or PACU areas or to hardwired phones in the OR. 5. Silence ring tones and employ an inaudible signal. Enable a distinct : 10 Tips for Cell Phone Use in the OR PHONE ETIQUETTE FAMILY PLAN The OR team at Spivey Station Surgery Center shows off their properly pro- tected phones in disposable single-use bags. Vangie Dennis, RN, BSN, CNOR, CMLSO SURGEONS' Lounge THE

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