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The Future of Knee Repair - February 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 6 T o help staffers prepare for what to do in the event of a fire, we drill using a Fire Cone. When we hold an unan- nounced fire drill, we place the cone in an area where the "fire" is occur- ring. Then, after an employee dis- covers the "fire," she removes the decals on the cone and per- forms R.A.C.E — Rescue, Alarm, Contain and Extinguish. As she goes through each step, she leaves the decal in the area where she per- formed the action, like on the telephone after (pretending to) call 911 for the Alarm step. Teleatha Mortimer, RN, BSN, CGRN, CASC Bloomington (Ind.) Endoscopy Center tmortimer@premierhealthcare.org Use the Fire Cone For Emergency Drills • BETTER DRILLS Reinforce to staffers the steps to take in the event of a fire by using a Fire Cone. Teleatha Mortimer, RN, BSN, CGRN, CASC Ideas Work That

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