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Hip With the Times - July 2017 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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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J U L Y 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 4 1 M aybe the best way to get physicians to fully engage in surgical time outs is to turn up the volume. Literally. At one Texas facility, "the procedure does- n't start until a loud time out with all staff fully engaged takes place," says an assistant nurse man- ager. "Our physicians are totally engaged with our time outs [because] the question is asked loudly: 'Does everybody agree?'" Challenges remain, but many surgical leaders are finding ways to overcome them. How Safe Are Your Patients in 2017? Jim Burger Senior Editor • SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING Only about one-third of survey respondents say physicians always encourage OR staff to speak up if they have concerns. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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