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Heavy Duty - October 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 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 "Frankenstein Your Carts" (May, page 13) recommends stacking several pieces of equip- ment, including an elec- trosurgical generator and a sequential com- pression device, onto a cart with a power strip to minimize tripping hazards and to save room in the OR. Turns out this is not sound advice: • Some devices, such as electrosurgical gen- erators, may malfunc- tion or overheat when you stack equipment on top of them. • Overloading a cart with equipment could result in damaged equipment and workplace injuries due to carts tipping over or equipment falling off during transport. • Don't plug OR equipment into a power strip. We apologize for any inconvenience. — The editors AN IDEA THAT DOESN'T WORK Don't Stack Equipment on Carts • DANGER Don't stack equipment on top of each other. Ideas Work That

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