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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Staff & Patient Safety - October 2017

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T 2 1 N o one has a greater investment than your patients, when it comes to proper positioning during surgery, but your facility also has a stake in making sure their bony prominences are padded and protected. CMS won't pay for cases when patients develop stage III or stage IV pressure injuries, the "never events" that impact not only your facility's bottom line, but also the entire healthcare system. The cost to treat a single pressure injury can exceed $150,000, and the expense of caring The High Cost of Pressure Injuries Your patients' health and your facility's finances are at significant risk if you don't protect sensitive skin. Charlene DiNobile, RN, MEd, CNOR, CNAA, CST, CSPDT | East Greenwich, R.I. MANY HANDS Every available member of the surgical team should be available to help posi- tion patients and ensure they remain safely on the OR table during the process. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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