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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 1 Wait, You Can't Reuse Christmas Trees? W e all use Christmas trees in the delivery of oxygen to patients. Did you know that you must use a new adapter on each patient? I found out only after hearing that other facilities had been cited for reusing the oxygen tubing accessory. We plan to use nasal cannulas that don't need a Christmas tree adapter. Barbara J. Holder, RN, BSN, LHRM, CAPA Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center Gulf Breeze, Fla. bholder@andrewsinstitutesc.com • ONE AND DONE Did you know that this symbol means that Christmas tree adapters are for single-use only? Barbara J. Holder RN, BSN, LHRM, CAPA

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