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

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3. Be quick, but don't hurry. This admonition, preached by leg- endary basketball coach John Wooden, reminds us all to stay present and not impulsively grab instruments or rush through a case. Well- executed and planned steps lead to hyperefficient cases. Hurried motions often lead to much collateral dam- age — to both patient and surgeon. 4. Double glove. Many of us omit this step, but those extra few microns of latex may mean the differ- ence between punc- ture and pressure. Is the seeming loss of dexterity from don- ning an extra pair of gloves really a big deal? In my case I'm equally clumsy whether wearing 1 or 2 pair! OSM Dr. Kelly (johndak4@gmail.com) is an orthopedic sur- geon/sports-shoulder spe- cialist who practices in Philadelphia, Pa. Cutting Remarks CR 1 4 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 • O C T O B E R 2 0 1 6 REDUCE SHARPS INJURIES ® To place an order, call 866-764-3327 www.Ansell.com/SANDEL ©2015 Ansell Limited. All rights reserved. IN YOUR O.R.

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