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Creative Ways to Save Money in the OR - May 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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S tash your powered devices on a single cart to clear clutter. Our surgery cen- ter used to place each power device on its own stand in the OR. This created a lot of clutter and crisscrossed cords on the floor. To clear some space, I placed several power devices used in our ortho and neuro cases on a single "Frankensteined" cart. I first found an old cart that was no longer in use and had a built-in power strip. Then I placed several pieces of equipment, like our sequential com- pression devices and generators, on the cart and plugged them into the power strip. It took some trial and error to stack the devices in a way that was practical, but now staff can simply plug in the cart's single cord to power sever- al pieces of equipment at once. Robert Morsut, RN Peachtree Orthopaedic Surgery Center-Perimeter 'Frankenstein' Your Carts • AVOID TRIPPING Placing several pieces of equipment on a single cart reduces the number of cords on the floor. Robert Morsut, RN LIQUIBAND is a registered trademark of Advanced Medical Solutions (Plymouth) Ltd. DERMABOND and DERMABOND ADVANCED are trademarks of Johnson & Johnson Corporation. An independent third-party lab tested these factors that clinicians consider when selecting a topical skin adhesive. Viscosity Strength Set time Surface area coverage Applicator open time © 2016 Cardinal Health. All Rights Reserved. CARDINAL HEALTH, the Cardinal Health LOGO and ESSENTIAL TO CARE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cardinal Health. Lit. No. 2PERI16-460667_OS (2/2016) PRC (2/2016) Compare Cardinal Health™ LiquiBand® OCTYL Topical Skin Adhesive to other leading products, such as Dermabond® Mini and Dermabond Advanced® Skin Adhesives. See how we STACK UP See the results at cardinalhealth.com/stackup. Featuring Atlanta, Ga. rmorsut@pocatlanta.com

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