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The Power to Prevent SSIs - June 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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J U N E 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 1 9 Let's Get Serious About Sharps Safety Mark Davis, MD, FACOG Longboat Key, Fla. M y career-defining moment occurred as I was performing a hysterectomy on a patient I knew quite well. At some point during the surgery, I nicked my finger with a scalpel. Blood was everywhere. Mine mixed with hers, and there was significant risk of cross contamination. I approached her in recovery to discuss the inci- I'm on a quest to eliminate cuts and needlesticks from the OR. Are you ready to join me? • WATCH OUT Document sharps injuries and near misses, and use them as learning opportunities.

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