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Clear Cut - July 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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Y ou know why your surgeons need to use safety scalpels: Because government regulations and professional organ- izations demand them, and because you want to protect your employees from on-the-job injuries. How to get the devices into surgeons' hands, though, is a more challeng- ing question. For 3 facilities that made a switch and made it stick, the conversion depended on information and involvement. Here's how. 5 3 J U LY 2 0 1 5 | O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T Make the Switch to Safety Scalpels z CONVERSION Counter users' skepticism with data and education. Winchester (Mass.) Hospital Practical advice for getting your (protected) points across. David Bernard Senior Associate Editor

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