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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 • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 A s an ophthalmic surgery center, we don't leave a lot of trash behind in our pre-op bays, so it's hard to tell at a glance if a bay has been cleaned and is ready to receive the next patient. Our solution: We taped a strip of paper embla- zoned with SANITIZEDto the back of the clipboards that hold the nurse's pre-op questionnaires. Whoever cleans the room just turns the clipboard upside down after she's done. If a nurse sees SANITIZED, she knows it's a good bay to put the patient in. Melody Hargrove, BSN, RN Ophthalmology Surgery Center of Dallas (Texas) melody.hargrove@scasurgery.com Has That Pre-op Bay Been Cleaned? • NEXT, PLEASE If you see "sanitized" on the back of a clipboard in a patient bay, you know that the room has been cleaned and is ready for a new patient. Melody Hargrove, BSN, RN Ideas Work That

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