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Creative Ways to Save Money in the OR - May 2016 - Subscribe to 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 • M A Y 2 0 1 6 I n case of an emergency, you want your staffers to be able to quickly and easily grab what they need off the crash cart. To make it as easy as possible to spot every item on our crash cart, we grouped our medications and supplies together and wrote the names of each item on a bright orange sticker. Additionally, we creat- ed small, laminated signs for the carts that help relay any special instructions about the medications or items. Teleatha Mortimer, RN, BSN, CGRN, CASC Bloomington (Ind.) Endoscopy Center tmortimer@premierhealthcare.org Why We Label Every Item On Our Crash Cart • EASY TO READ Let your nurses clearly see your crash cart supplies — and how to use each one — by using big, bright labels. Teleatha Mortimer, RN, BSN, CGRN, CASC Ideas Work That

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