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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Infection Control - May 2017

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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4 8 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E M A Y 2 0 1 7 T o a surgeon, the 30 or so seconds it takes to apply a skin prep can seem like a long time. The 3 minutes he must wait for the prep to dry before you can drape the patient? That must feel like an eternity. The surgeon understands that prepping must occur, but also likes to be time efficient, and may at times may ask the OR team to drape earlier than the needed 3-minute wait time. Of course, we all know that prepping the skin with an • NO TURNING BACK Once you've moved to the periphery with your prep, you don't want to go back to the incision site. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR Teresa A. Glandorf, BSN, RN, CNOR Round Rock, Texas How to convince your surgeons and staff that a proper skin prep can't be rushed. M A K E N O M I S T A K E Prepping the Skin Takes Time

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