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The Trouble With Transvaginal Mesh - August 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 • M A Y 2 0 1 6 A nything we can do to keep kids comfortable and relaxed con- tributes to faster recoveries. OR nurse Joanne Zrate, RN, came up with the idea to use push cars to transport pediatric patients to the operat- ing room. We were fortunate to have ours donated, but you can purchase the pint-size rides online from a big box toy retailer (osmag.net/J2sJUb). When kids are ready for discharge, we give them a pair of sunglasses and a sippy cup and then wheel them curbside to their family's (adult-size) vehicle. Geri Tusalem UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital Leominster, Mass. gtusalem@healthalliance.com A Joy Ride to Surgery • IN THE FUN LANE Push cars are a neat way to transport kids to the OR. The OR can be a scary place for any patient, let alone your pint- sized ones. Check out these creative and fun ideas to ease kids' anxieties before surgery. — Compiled by Daniel Cook Put Your Pediatric Patients at Ease Ideas Work That

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