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Heavy Duty - October 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 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 • O C T O B E R 2 0 1 6 No Need to Remove Clothing Before Cataract Surgery T o save time and ease the stress of surgery, we don't ask cataract patients to remove their clothing before surgery. Instead, we instruct them to wear a loose-fitting top so that we can easily attach monitor leads and place a hospital gown on top of their clothes. Not only is it comfort- ing for patients to remain in regular attire during surgery, but it also saves time. It takes a patient 5 to 10 minutes to remove her clothes and change into a hospital gown. If you do 3 to 4 cataract surgeries an hour, 5 minutes here or there can save you a lot of time. Vangie Dennis, RN, CNOR, CMLSO Emory Clinics ASC Atlanta, Ga. evangeline.dennis@emoryhealthcare.org • KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON Cataract patients appreciate keeping their clothes on during surgery. Vangie Dennis, RN, CNOR, CMLSO Ideas Work That

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