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The Trouble With Transvaginal Mesh - August 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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T he last OR clean of the day is arguably the most important. Here are 6 keys to ensuring terminal cleaning is done effec- tively and efficiently, so every surface in the room is cleaned and disinfected before the next day's first case. 1. Daily double- checks At the end of each day, hang a checklist in the OR (see "10 Steps to Terminal Cleaning Success" on page 56) so your terminal cleaning crew can check off each task as they complete it. Staff who arrive first the next morning inspect the ORs and confirm on the checklist that the areas were terminally cleaned the night before. The day's early arrivals should perform any skipped or missed tasks, and report the oversight to you or your infection preventionist. Keep the check- A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 8 7 Last One Out Cleans the OR These 6 keys to terminal cleaning will leave your facility spotless after a hard day's work. Nikki Williams, RN, CNOR | Lakeland, Fla. Lakeland Surgical & Diagnostic Center • BENEATH THE SURFACE Monitor the cleaning crew to ensure they pay attention to the details of terminal cleaning.

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