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

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1 8 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 help speed OR turnovers between cases, we divide the OR into 4 zones, which staff attack between cases. One staff member is assigned to each zone, ensuring that everyone knows which tasks he's responsible for completing. • Zone 1. Assist with the patient's post-procedure transfer to the bed. Remove and dispose of the linen and the disposable patient safety bed straps from the OR table, and disinfect the OR lights and booms. Lock the OR table after they've made the bed and replaced the patient safety bed straps. We use packets known as the "bed rolls" (they con- tain the OR sheet, a half sheet, the patient safety bed straps, 3 trash bags and 2 green towels) to expedite the turnovers. • Zone 2. Disinfect all exterior flat surfaces. Check exterior walls for bioburden and disinfect if needed. • Zone 3. Remove all supply items not used during the case and place R A C E A G A I N S T T I M E Turnover Tip: Divide the OR into 4 Zones z READY TO GO Dividing the room into assigned zones keeps staff focused and efficient. Angela Sidney, RN, BSN, MBA, CNOR

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