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

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1 8 • 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 OR Cord Control Here are 5 ways to corral those electrical cords and cables that are a trip-and-fall hazard for your surgical team. — Compiled by David Bernard • Braids. Braiding anesthesia cords into a sin- gle strand not only prevents tripping. It also makes it easy to identify and separate the cords if they're bundled with other cables. • Solution bottles. Used solution bottles neatly contain cords along the side of the OR table. Rinse an empty bottle, and then cut off its top and bottom and make a slit down the side. Place the cords through the open bottle and tape it to the side of your table. • Shower curtain rods. Cut a plastic 6- foot long shower curtain rod cover into 2- foot sections and wrap it around the cords lying across the base of your OR table. This keeps the cords from falling onto surgeons' feet during the procedure and protects the cords from being pinched when you raise or lower the bed. Dispose of shower rod covers between cases. Innovative Ideas Ideas Work That

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