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

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1 4 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 | D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 5 I D E A S T H A T W O R K T o keep our pediatric patients as content and anxiety- free as possible, we converted one of our pre-op spaces into a kind of nurs- ery area, with a portable DVD player that plays kids' movies, a small table and chairs they can use for coloring and drawing, a cou- ple of books and even a small tricy- cle. The moms really appreciate it and the kids love it. It keeps them calm before going to surgery. We've even had some ride the tricycle to the OR. Incidentally, we keep everything clean with disinfecting towelettes. Karen Sepulvado, CPC Pace (Fla.) Surgery Center k.sepulvado25@gmail.com K I D S T U F F A Special Pre-op Area for Children z FRIENDLY SURROUNDINGS Pre-op doesn't have to be a scary place for younger patients. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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