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Manager's Guide to Surgery's Orthopedic Surgery - August 2015

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4 6 S U P P L E M E N T T O 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 A U G U S T 2 0 1 5 P atient positioning can make or break orthopedic procedures. Place patients properly and the anatomy of joints will be fully exposed, letting surgeons situate instruments ideally and access the surgical field with less strain. Do it less than optimally and straightforward procedures become unnecessary challenges. It might be time to remind your staff that focusing on proper patient positioning sets surgeons up for orthopedic success. Positioned for Success Benjamin D. Ward, MD Kalispell, Mont. z FIRST THINGS FIRST Patient positioning sets the tone for the entire procedure. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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