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The Economics of Prefilled Syringes - August 2017 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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A U G U S T 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 7 9 I 've spent more than 40 years working in health care, and pre- venting pressure ulcers in the OR has become a priority only recently. We used to think the patient wasn't in the OR long enough to acquire a pressure injury, but these days we're much more aware of how quickly and easily a patient's skin can become compromised — and how costly and potentially dangerous it can be when it does. (see "The Heavy Burden of Pressure Ulcers" on page 59). Having patients leave your facility with their skin intact requires a multi-pronged approach. Beginning in July 2015, our medical center implemented a bundle of initiatives to prevent pressure ulcers for 8 Ways to Prevent Pressure Ulcers How to maintain the integrity of each patient's skin. • POSITIONAL PLAY Making sure pre-op nurses know the pressure points associated with a patient's anticipated surgical position can help to prevent pressure ulcers. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR Diane B. Kimsey, MSN, MHA, CNOR, CMLSO East Norriton, Pa.

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