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

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3 3 D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 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 W e have more than 10 special- ty carts stationed in our sterile core: emergency carts, a mesh cart, suture carts, and so on. Inventorying them all is a daunting task for one person to han- dle on her own. So when my staff have downtime, I'll assign a couple of nurses or techs, whoever's available, to check a couple of carts each to help out. They follow what we call the 3 O's system: 1. Organize the items in the cart. 2. Check for outdates . 3. Order items that are low. Not only will your spe- cialty carts be fully stocked, but your staff will know the cart's con- tents and set-ups the next time they need to retrieve something fast. Rachel Miller Abanilla, BSN, RN, CNOR Houston (Texas) Methodist West Hospital tel_miller2000@yahoo.com 3 O's SUPPLY SOLUTION The Key to Well-Stocked Specialty Carts ALWAYS ORGANIZED A consis- tent system keeps your special- ty carts in order at all times. Houston (Texas) Methodist West Hospital IDEAS That Work

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