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

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z WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? Many insist there's no evidence to support the recommendation against home laundering of scrubs. I f you feel weighed down by rules, regulations and guidelines you believe are unnecessary, ambiguous, wasteful, often poorly sup- ported and occasionally archaic, you're not alone. Our recent reader survey suggests that common sense is being steamrolled by too many surgical do's and don'ts. With recommendations coming from a variety of sources — AORN, CMS, CDC, the Joint Commission, as well as surgical, anesthesia and infection-prevention groups — the volume of guidance can be both 4 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 What's the Harm? Our readers challenge home-laundering scrubs and other sacred practices of surgery. Jim Burger | Associate Editor

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