Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Manager's Guide to Staff & Patient Safety - October 2014

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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1 5 O C T O B E R 2 0 1 4 | S U P P L E M E N T T O 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 W arm patients are happy patients, but they're also protected from potentially dangerous complications that can occur when the core body temperature dips below 36°C. Quiz yourself on the dangers of hypothermia to ensure you're doing all you can to keep patients safe before, during and after surgery. P A T I E N T W A R M I N G How Much Do You Know About Hypothermia? The risks go well beyond low scores on patient satisfaction surveys. Theresa Criscitelli, EdD, RN, CNOR | Mineola, N.Y. HOT TOPIC Warmed patients leave your facility happier and healthier. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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