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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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7 8 • 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 L Y 2 0 1 7 Y ou know it's time to buy a new table when yours break dur- ing a case. During a tubal ligation, there was a loud snap and bam, the bed dropped a couple inches, severing the electrical cord on a sequential compression device. The OR team transferred the unharmed patient to another bed. A few weeks earlier, staff at the Coffeyville (Kan.) Regional Medical Center reported to the biomed department that the bed was groaning and sticking when they elevated it. When someone checked it out, it was working just fine. "Like when your car doesn't start and then you go to the mechanic to get it checked out, it starts," says Teresa Barker, RN, BSN, MBA, director of surgical services at Coffeyville. Time to Buy a New Table? Features that matter most when buying your next OR bed. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief • SLIDE TO THE LEFT Harriet Willoughby, BSN, administrator and CEO of Gadsden (Ala.) Surgery Center, likes the slide feature on her table.

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