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Obamacare, You're Fired - December 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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Ideas Work That 1 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 • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6 I t's hard to tell a clean GI scope from a contaminated one when you're transporting them. Our solution: We place clean endo- scopes in clear bins and contaminated endoscopes in red bins emblazoned with a biohazard label. This way, there's no confusing a clean scope for a dirty one. We use this method when we're perform- ing endoscopy cases both in and out of our GI center here at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Our ORs have also adopted this practice, plac- ing contaminated devices in red bins and clean ones in clear contain- ers for transport to and from the surgical suite so that we never mis- takenly use a dirty instrument on a patient. It's important to have safe- ty practices that everyone can identify at a glance. Nancy Scherr, MA, RN, NE-BC Sinai Hospital of Baltimore nscherr@lifebridgehealth.org How to ID Dirty Scopes During Transport • AT A GLANCE Transport clean scopes in white bins and dirty scopes in red bins. Nancy Scherr, RN, MA, NE-BC

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