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OR Excellence Awards 2016 - September 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6 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 I f you've ever accidentally thrown specimens, instruments or sup- plies away, you know that it's nearly impossible to find them after the trash bags leave the OR. To make recovering tossed items eas- ier, we developed a retrieval system called SORT (Search Operating Room Trash). Before the case begins, the OR nurse places custom stickers on each trash, recycling, medical waste and linen bag in the room. She writes the date, the OR number and the case number on the stickers, which you can print at a local office supply store. • LOST AND FOUND You can easily retrieve surgical supplies and specimens that staff accidentally throw away by labeling your trash bags with the date, OR number and case number. Relocate Items Accidentally Tossed in the Trash Avic Aquino, RN, BSN, CNOR

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