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Difficult Airways - April 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 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 | A P R I L 2 0 1 5 I D E A S T H A T W O R K L ooking for a simple way to prompt your surgical team to con- duct patient safety checks before starting surgery? We created custom patient safety white boards (visicare.com) that hang in each of our ORs. The boards include all facets of our pre-op time outs, surgical item counts, the timing of beta-blocker administration and antibiotics, and fire risk assessment checks. There's also space on the boards to note impor- tant reminders for everyone to see. Nurses note the patient's name, the procedure and any allergies the surgical team needs to be aware of. We also included a space for "other" patient-specific information that our staff needs to confirm or check. Jill Asher, RN, CNOR, RNFA Murray Calloway County Hospital Murray, Ky. sjasher@murrayhospital.org B E Y O N D T H E C H E C K L I S T Post Patient Safety Boards in Your ORs Jill Asher, RN, CNOR, RNFA z BOARD MEETING Christy Carraway, CST (left), and Beth Henson, RN, check fire prevention protocols before surgery.

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