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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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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 October 2014 | www.outpatientsurgery.net 6 We created the 2014 Manager's Guide to Staff & Patient Safety with one goal in mind: to test your staff's knowledge of surgical safety. Inside you'll find 10 quizzes on topics ranging from hypothermia and hyperthermia to wrong-site surgery and retained objects. At your next staff in-service, use the quizzes to challenge and educate your team. Cover design by Ethan Anderson | Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN To Our Readers 6 How Dangerous Is Surgical Smoke? The foul-smelling plume can cause long-term harm to staff and surgeons. Brenda Ulmer, RN, MN, CNOR 15 How Much Do You Know About Hypothermia? The risks go well beyond low scores on patient satisfaction surveys. Theresa Criscitelli, EdD, RN, CNOR 23 Medication Management Essentials Time to brush up on proper labeling, administration and dosing practices. Sheldon Sones, RPh, FASCP 30 Are You Prepared for an MH Emergency? Preparation is key to managing the deadly disorder. Theresa Clifford, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA 38 Steer Clear of Wrong-Site Surgery These kinds of mistakes are called never events because they never should happen to anyone, but they do happen. David Ring, MD, PhD 43 Getting to the Point of Sharps Safety Know the facts and protect your staff. Mary Owen, MSN, RN, CNOR 48 Stay On Your Toes Prevent slips, trips and falls in the surgical workplace. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 55 Pump Up Your Pain Pump Knowledge How much do you know about the potential for post-op complications? Gregory Hickman, MD 60 Imaging's Invisible Dangers Prolonged radiation exposure can cause lasting effects. Carol Cappella, RN, MSN, CNOR 67 No Objects Left Behind If preventing retained foreign objects is such a high priority, why is it still being reported as a common sentinel event? Chad Flora, BSN, RN, CNOR 60 Staff & Patient Safety Manager's Guide to Features

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