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Hip With the Times - July 2017 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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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 9 implemented several practices to reduce workplace hazards. The efforts paid off. A year after launching the program, we reduced by 86% the number of days staff missed from work due to on-the-job injuries. The photos above illustrate some of the ways we've eliminat- ed the hazards that put our staff in harm's way. Ross Simon, BA Elena G. Canacari, RN, CNOR Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, Mass. rwsimon@bidmc.harvard.edu ecanacari@bidmc.harvard.edu F or patients who are getting IV sedation with an oxygen cannula for supplemental O 2 , you can measure the respi- ratory rate and end tidal CO 2 trending using the sampling line that you usually put on a circuit. Here's how: Using an 18 or 20 g catheter, pierce the nasal cannula at the area of the nasal prongs. Cut the tip of the catheter that protrudes. Screw the luer lock tips of the sam- pling line to the catheter. The monitor will show a tracing that pro- vides a respiratory rate and end tidal CO 2 that you can trend. Michael Reines, MD Reconstructive Surgery Center of Newport Beach (Calif.) mreines@mac.com 1 2 3 How to Measure Ventilation on Sedated Patients • MEASURE RESPIRATION Check out this do-it-yourself technique to meas- ure sedation, depth of breathing and rate of breathing on sedated patients.

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