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The Art of the IV Start - December 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 8 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 | D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 4 IDEAS That Work W e use microfiber mops with removable pads to turn over rooms between cases. But the mop handles won't stand upright in their buckets on their own, and fallen mop han- dles present a potential tripping hazard for staff. I found vinyl-coated hooks at a home improvement superstore and had them fastened to the wall in the corridor outside our ORs. We installed the hooks side- ways to catch the mop handles and prevent them from falling to the floor. Then, for convenience, we also installed glove boxes at the same locations. JoAnne Kelch, RN Northern Virginia Surgery Center SAFETY STEP Keep Your Mop Handles Upright JoAnne Kelch, RN Fairfax, Va. jkelch@fairoakssc.com GET HOOKED A wall-mounted hook prevents a tripping hazard.

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