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

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3 6 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 T he squeaky wheels on rolling equip- ment and squealing drawers on case carts got our nurses and surgeons com- plaining and demand- ing we purchase new items. But that would have been unwise, since there was noth- ing structurally wrong with them. If you work a little bit of K-Y Jelly around the friction points, though, they sound as good as new. Almost any kind of surgical facility is going to have a water-based lube on hand, and unlike oils or other industrial lubricants, water-based lubes don't contain contaminants or flam- mable ingredients that you wouldn't want in your ORs. Best of all, it's been over a year since we tried out this solution and we haven't heard any squeaks since. Jimmy Henderson Outpatient Surgery Center of Jonesboro (Ark.) jhenderson@oscj.us WHEEL WISDOM Silence Those Squeaky Wheels LET'S ROLL Water-based lube can safely eliminate squeaks. Jimmy Henderson

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