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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 • 6 1 E ven the tiniest course correction in the OR could mean the difference between getting an a.m. patient home safe by lunchtime and having him endure an extended stay in the ICU. In some cases, it could also mean the difference between life and death. Alex B. Haynes, MD, MPH, FACS, sees these kinds of course corrections daily in his OR: slight adjust- ments he agrees to after members of his surgical team speak up to make him aware of situations — most of them minor — that could cause an infec- tion or otherwise affect a patient's surgi- cal outcome. "A lot of things can change between the time we do the book- ing sheet to the moment we head into The Courage to Speak Up Will your staff stick up for your patients when they sense trouble in the OR? Bill Donahue Senior Editor • NO FEAR Do your nurses and techs have the courage to speak up in the OR? SURGICAL ERRORS

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