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How Safe Are Your Patients? - June 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U N E 2 0 1 6 E ver taken a close look at the rolls of surgical adhesive tape your nurses carry around to secure patients' dressings? Pretty disgusting, right? The sticky sides collect lint and hair and who knows what other contaminants as they travel from case to case, and even from facility to facility, in their scrub pockets or hanging from their stethoscopes. But it's hardly cost-effective to make every roll of tape a single-use roll. So, after reading an AORN Journal exam- ination of the infection risks of reusing rolls, we conducted our own study. Why Your Nurses Shouldn't Carry Tape on Their Person • CULTURE OF SAFETY If your nurses carry around sticky tape rolls, what else are they carrying around? Susquehanna Health Ideas Work That

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