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What Surgeons Want - November 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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from several dairy farmers for delivery to a milk-processing firm. It ensures that the tanker travels the minimum dis- tance and carries the maximum load. A milk run works best when, just as with surgical supplies, the load is scattered in many different places and in smaller units. When they open an OR cabinet, our nursing assistants know at a glance which supply bins they need to restock. Whenever we remove an item from a bin, we also remove the small yellow card that sits in a slot in the front of each blue bin and lay it in front of the bin on the shelf to indicate that one or more items are missing from that bin. Once the bin is replenished, we place the yellow card back in the slot on the bin. If a yellow card's not removed, staff know nothing needs to be replenished for that bin. Elaine Gibson, BSN, RN, CNOR Goshen (Ind.) Hospital egibson@goshenhealth.com N O V 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 1 • VISUAL CUE A yellow card that sits face down on the shelf indicates that one or more items are missing from that bin.

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