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

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3 6 • 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 Y ou might read about some- thing, or you might see pic- tures. "But when you actually see it in real life, it means a whole lot more to you," says Shane Stanford, BSN, MSN, MBA. That's why the Medarva Stony Point Surgery Center in Richmond, Va., this year's OR Excellence award win- ner for Patient Safety, doesn't settle for mere dis- cussion when it comes to preventing surgical fires. Instead, once a year, they wheel out a mannequin nicknamed Burning Bruce to show staff and physicians how quickly a surgical fire can erupt, and what one looks and feels like. The demonstration takes place in the parking lot behind the surgery center. Bruce, wearing a surgical gown and lying on a gurney, is treated with an alcohol-based skin prep as the group is PATIENT SAFETY "Burning Bruce" Drives Home The Reality of Surgical Fires Frighteningly realistic drills are the norm for the Stony Point Surgery Center. TM Sponsored by • FRIGHTFUL REMINDER The Medarva Stony Point Surgery Center uses a mannequin named Bruce to help illustrate the horrors of surgical fires. Caleb A. Cox

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