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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4 3 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 S harps injuries aren't an unavoidable rite of passage for surgical personnel anymore. They're a potentially life-changing, career- threatening hazard, and they're entirely preventable. The follow- ing quiz can help your facility create a culture of sharps safety. The nation's surgical facilities see more than 1,000 sharps injuries a day. a. true b. false S H A R P S S A F E T Y Getting to the Point of Sharps Safety Know the facts and protect your staff. Mary Owen, MSN, RN, CNOR | Savannah, Ga. Mary Owen, MSN, RN, CNOR IN THE ZONE A basin, tray or designated area can facilitate hands-free transfers of sharp instruments.

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