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OR Excellence Award Winners - September 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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3. Assist. Help the person find a legitimate way to access the area, such as escorting him to the security desk or information center. You can also call the person he says he's meeting to authenticate the claim. Dave Corbin, CPP, CHPA Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston, Mass. dcorbin@bwh.harvard.edu S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 2 1 W e hang a stop sign on the IV pole at the foot of each patient stretcher as a visual reminder that a patient's not yet ready to be rolled back to the OR. There are many possible reasons why: they've yet to be dilated, we haven't started the IV, the anesthesia provider hasn't done his assessment, or the physician hasn't come to mark the eye and review the history and physical. The 4-inch-high laminated stop signs ensure that we don't take patients back to the OR before we've completed all of our checks and balances. Patient care techs hang the stop signs when they make up the stretcher. Cindy Beauvais, RN, BSN, MBA, CAPA Georgia Eye Institute Surgery Center Savannah, Ga. cbeauvais@gaeyeinstitute.com Stop, That Patient's Not Yet Ready to Go to the OR • HOLD ON A stop sign at the end of the stretcher is a visual cue to the staff that the patient's not yet ready to go to the OR. Cindy Beauvais, RN, BSN, MBA, CAPA

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