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Did Skin Prep Fuel This Fire? - February 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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7 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 S urgical displays have made big strides in a remarkably short amount of time — emphasis on the word big. We now have these gorgeous 55- to 60-inch screens with resolution and magnification tools most of us never would have thought possible. As a result, surgeons — not to mention our patients — have been the beneficiaries of shorter procedure times and improved outcomes. But how do you choose the surgical display best suited for your OR? As a general rule, the bigger and brighter the screen, the better off you will be. The screens I currently work on are 32 to 36 inches, and I use every single inch. Of course, most of us will always want more. I recently trialed a 55-inch screen for 2 weeks, and it was an unbeliev- able experience. The picture was so big and clear that the distance Does Size Matter When It Comes to Surgical Displays? A bigger screen size is nice, but that's not all surgeons care about. Miroslav Uchal, MD, FACS, FASMBC | Jacksonville, Fla. • BIG AND BRIGHT Rule of thumb: The bigger and brighter the screen, the better off the surgeon will be. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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