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Work-Life Balance - January 2017 - 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 • J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 I t all comes back to some- thing that hap- pened to one of our own, who ended up with nerve damage due to improper positioning during a surgical procedure at another surgery center. In my role in perioperative educa- tion and staff devel- opment at our cen- ter, I focus on hands- on skills in multiple areas, including sur- gical prepping, so we know we are doing everything we can to avoid these kinds of situations. An example would be teaching how to properly tuck the draw sheet when the patient is in the supine posi- Tuck the Draw Sheet to Safely Secure Arms Ideas Work That • TUCK RULE When patients are in the supine position, tuck the draw sheet between the patient and the mattress to prevent the arm from falling off of the mattress and potentially causing a nerve injury. Kristi Plank, BSN, RN, CNOR

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