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I s room turnover at your facility a well-choreographed perform- ance or a chaotic fire drill, with staff crisscrossing the room and repeating tasks that have already been performed or, worse yet, not completing a required cleaning step because they thought it had already been done? Check out how a few of your colleagues have reduced their turnover times. 1. NASCAR pit crew In nothing flat, a NASCAR pit crew leaves nothing undone. No wast- ed time, no wasted motion, they get in, they get out so the racer can get on his way. Each team member focuses on a specific area: one attending to each tire, one fueling the car, another wiping the wind- 4 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 • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6 Streamline Room Turnover • THE NEED FOR SPEED It helps to envision your turnover team like a pit stop crew. How to ready your ORs faster — consistently, completely and without cutting corners. Dan Dunkin | Associate Editor Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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