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

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8 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 Y ou don't want your OR idling for longer than it has to, but a quick room turnover shouldn't come at the price of patient and staff safety. Outpatient Surgery surveyed 68 facility managers about their turnover practices. While half do it fast — 50% of respon- dents can ready a room for the next case in less than 15 minutes — not all do it as they should. Are you cutting the same corners as some of our survey respondents? R O O M T U R N O V E R SAFE & EFFICIENT Be quick and thorough when turning over an operating room. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN Are Your Room Turnovers Up to Par? Is the need for speed forcing you to make these common mistakes? Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor

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