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Battle Post-op Pain Without Opioids - April 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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7 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 6 I f your OR equipment closets are a mess and your nurses and techs have to hopscotch through dogpiles of boxes and bins to find the necessary surgical supplies, it's time for you to get organized so your staff can pick cases more efficiently. Fortunately, there are plenty of inventory systems available to help you increase your OR efficiency and on-time starts. From case carts to just-in-time custom packs, here are some of the ways to get a grip on your inventory. • Case carts. Case carts were the go-to system for 51% of the 64 surgical facility managers we surveyed, with another 5% saying they are consid- ering making the switch. Users say they love the efficiency and conven- Everything In Its Place Tips to get a grip on your inventory. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor • BLESS THIS MESS Having a centralized supply area is key to good materials management so nurses and doctors can find what they need when they need it. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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