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What's the Harm? - December 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 2 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 | D E C E M B E R 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 C linical practice is a work in progress, a constant state of evolution, so it's incumbent upon a facility to write (or rewrite) policies and pro- cedures when management and staff learn, add or acquire new steps or techniques. Our staff has a combined total of more than 450 years' worth of experience: Why should we limit this task to the same people on the same committee each time? I assign the job of drafting practice documents to different staff members, then I ask someone who's not in their department to read them. If these new eyes can understand the details, I know they're clear. Delegating the process makes new hires into experts and keeps our longtime vets on their toes. Also, it's a way of giving them owner- ship of our policies and procedures, which are no longer just the fat binders on the shelf that we refer to before surveys, but our facility's operating instructions that our staff had a hand in preparing. Patricia H. Stibbs Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads L E A R N B Y D O I N G Let Your Staff Write Your Policies Newport News, Va. pschptrds@aol.com Patricia H. Stibbs z BY THE BOOK Contributing policies and procedures gives staff ownership of the binders.

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