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What Surgeons Want - November 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 6 Stop and Check Before Placing Regional Blocks T o ensure anesthesia providers don't place blocks on the wrong patient or wrong body part, we use a form containing a stop sign and an area for the circulating nurse to sign when she has seen the patient and confirmed the correct site. Once we complete the form, we can proceed with the block. It's a simple but effective way to add another layer of checks and balances to the pre-block rou- tine. Monica Heyn, MSN, RN, CNOR HonorHealth-Thompson Peak Medical Center Scottsdale, Ariz. monica.heyn@honorhealth.com • WARNING SIGN A simple form ensures the right patient receives the correct block. Monica Heyn, MSN, RN, CNOR

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