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Would You Operate On This Patient? - October 2015 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 0 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 | O C T O B E R 2 0 1 5 I D E A S T H A T W O R K H old items on surgeon preference cards are those items that the surgeon may need, but are not typically used for every case. When opening for a case, place the "hold" items aside, unopened. If an item is needed as the surgery progresses, it's easily accessible. If the item is not needed during the case, you're able to return it to your inventory. We hold items for several services, includ- ing ortho, general, urology, GYN and ENT. In 2014, this practice saved us nearly $1 million. Nicole Sievert, RN, BSN Granville Health System Oxford, N.C. nsievert@granvillemedical.com I N V E N T O R Y M A N A G E M E N T Set Rarely Used Supplies Aside z OPEN AS NEEDED Separating lightly used supplies can lead to big-time savings. Cole Rodger Photography

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