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Compounding Disaster - July 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 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 • J U l y 2 0 1 6 G ood commu- nication is vital with our busy surgical sched- ule, so we make it as easy as we can for our staff by equipping everyone with 2-way radios. They're rela- tively inexpensive, they attach easily to a pocket and you just run the cord up into your ear. Anesthesia, the pre-op nurses, the discharge nurses, the circulating nurses and our sterilization people all have them, so everyone's kept in the know. Nobody has to leave her post to find out that the patient schedule has been switched, or that the next patient is ready for the OR. Not only do they make us more efficient, they also boost patient safety. For example, if an upcoming patient has a latex allergy, it's easy to let everyone know. Or if the circulator needs a blanket from the warming cabinet, she doesn't have to leave her patient. She can just ask on the radio and someone will bring it to her. Sharon Dillon, RN, CNOR, CASC Eye Surgery Center at the Biltmore Phoenix, Ariz. sharon@eyesurgeryaz.com 2-Way Radios Keep Our Surgical Schedule Flowing Ideas Work P r a c t i c a l p e a r l s f r o m y o u r c o l l e a g u e s That • LOUD AND CLEAR Our 2-way radios help promote both efficiency and safety. Sharon Dillon, RN, CNOR, CASC

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