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Orthopedics - Supplement to Outpatient Surgery Magazine - August 2016

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A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T 4 9 T he steady stream of irrigation fluid used to distend the joint space during arthroscopic procedures has to go somewhere. Whether it ends up pool- ing under the feet of your surgical team or effectively contained in a closed collection Fed Up With Fluid Waste? Capture arthroscopy's runoff before it makes a mess of your ORs. • CLOSED COLLECTOR A portable fluid waste suction device is practically the gold stan- dard for arthroscopy cleanup. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN system is up to you. For the sake of your staff's safety and efficient room turnovers, the following advice can help stem the tide in your ORs. 1 Take preemptive action Contaminants on the floor are the leading cause of slip, trip and fall incidents in healthcare facilities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Falls make up the No. 1 workplace injury that nurses and techs suffer, according to the organization's report on Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention for Healthcare Workers

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