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Did Skin Prep Fuel This Fire? - February 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 • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 7 T he over bed table that nurs- es use to docu- ment in your holding area is a great place to store hand gel. Use Velcro to secure a small bottle of gel to the table. This way, when the table is at the foot of the stretcher, patients can see staff washing their hands. Also keep pump bottles of hand gel in IV kit bas- kets so patients can see your nurses sani- tizing their hands before stepping up to their side. Kate L. Oliver, RN, BSN, MMS Park Place Surgical Hospital Lafayette, La. koliver@parkp- lacesurgery.com Let Patients See Your Staff Wash Their Hands • SEE ME SANITIZE Keep bottles of hand gel handy in the pre-op holding area so patients can see your staff practicing good hand hygiene.

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