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Clear Cut - July 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 6 O U T P A T 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 | J U LY 2 0 1 5 P r a c t i c a l p e a r l s f r o m y o u r c o l l e a g u e s I D E A S T H A T W O R K F O A M D R O P S H O L D E R Dispense Dilating Drops With Precision A ll it takes is one small interruption to make a pre-op nurse who's administering dilating drops to a cataract patient for- get which drop she was dis- pensing. "Oh, no! Which drop was I on?" We came up with a simple solution to keep the 6 bottles of eye drops straight. • Buy a few plastic rectangu- lar boxes like the one in the photos from a stationery store. • Tape a numbered (1-6) list of your dilating drops to the outside of the plastic box. • Fit a piece of blue foam inside the box. • Next, remove the foam and cut 12 facing holes out of the foam so that the 6 dropper bottles can stand upright (the first 3 drops are for YAG laser z FOAM INSERT Here's an innovative way to organize your dilating drops as you dispense them so you never forget at which bottle you left off.

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