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Why Do ASCs Fail? - August 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 2 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 U G U S T 2 0 1 5 I D E A S T H A T W O R K R oom turnover can some- times seem like a chaot- ic, clamorous fire drill, with staff members rushing to help ready the room for the next case and repeating tasks that have already been performed or, worse yet, not completing a required cleaning step because they thought it had already been done. Here's a simple solution that's sure to streamline your room turnover. Use assignment cards to take the guesswork out of what needs to done during room turnover. We place 3 cards with specific cleaning duties listed on them in slots outside each OR. Turnover team members grab the assignment cards in the order that they arrive; if more than 3 peo- ple are available to help turnover the room, the cards note the respon- sibility of the additional helpers (clean the anesthesia equipment and take dirty linen to the trash room, for example). Patti Paxton, RN St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center Twin Falls, Idaho pattip@slhs.org A S S I G N M E N T C A R D S A Simple Trick to Streamline Room Turnover z PICK A CARD Arriving staff members know exactly what needs to be done. Patti Paxton, RN

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