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1 0 • 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 R ather than having a set time to restock the OR cabinets, our nursing assistants would do so between cases or when they had time, which often meant interrupting a case. Plus, the cart they were using to load supplies was too small and disorganized. With these changes, they're now making fewer trips and taking less time. • We restock ORs as the day's cases are ending. • We load supplies on a much larger cart that's organized to mirror the supply bins in the cabinets. • We adopted the milk-run approach. Let me explain. A "milk run" is a dairy industry practice where one tanker collects milk every day A Milk Run to Restock Your ORs • MILK RUN Organize supplies on your restocking cart to mirror how the supply bins in your cabinets are organized. Elaine Gibson, BSN, RN, CNOR Ideas Work P r a c t i c a l p e a r l s f r o m y o u r c o l l e a g u e s That

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