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1 2 • 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 U N E 2 0 1 7 Ideas Work P r a c t i c a l p e a r l s f r o m y o u r c o l l e a g u e s That S triking a gong signals the beginning of a spiritual event, a prayer or a special ceremony — in other words, something important. The vibrations are supposed to clear the mind and connect the energy of the people in the room. That's why hanging a Tibetan gong in each of our cath labs was the perfect way to set the tone for a proper time out before every procedure. When the recorder strikes the wall-mounted gong, it commands your attention and sets the intention, and it creates a sort of Pavlovian response to be mind- ful, engaged and focused on patient safety. Since we added our first • STRIKING Ms. Brenckle (left) and Ms. Gealer with one of the Tibetan gongs their cath labs use to "get your attention and set the intention" during time outs. How to Make Your Time Outs Resonate St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital

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