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

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After the case, we place the trash bag in a nearby Dumpster and place the linen bags on a linen cart. If we discover that a specimen or tool is missing from a case, we check the Dumpster or cart for bags labeled with that case number. If the Dumpster or linen cart is already removed from the area, we ask our environmental care department to isolate bags tagged from that case so our OR staff can inspect them. In the first few months, we've recovered 3 items: an orthopedic drill bit, and set edge protector and a family personal belonging. Not only does the system make recovering missing items easier, but it makes our staff more aware of what they're throwing away. The SORT stick- ers serve as a constant reminder to think about what you're throwing away. Avic Aquino, RN, BSN, CNOR Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, Md. maquino2@jhmi.edu S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 3

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