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1 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 Ideas Work That T aking steps to protect your employees from harm is a sign of respect. They'll recognize your efforts and will work harder — and safer — for you. We recently completed a deep dive into why staff injuries occurred in our sterile processing department and Safeguard Your Sterile Processing Techs RIGHT WRONG • PERFECT FORM Move wheeled shelves apart so there's enough room to use proper body mechanics when lifting instrument containers. RIGHT WRONG • EASY DOES IT Move 1 instrument cart at a time to avoid accidentally bumping into colleagues. • BACKUP PLAN Pull instrument carts from automated cleaners using 2 hands in order to avoid suffering musculoskeletal injuries. RIGHT WRONG Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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