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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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7 2 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 R adiation's invisible dangers don't make them any less real, but surgical teams continue to jeop- ardize their long-term health by failing to implement common- sense precautions that reduce their exposure risks. Following these 5 tips will ensure your surgeons and staff have a healthy respect for radiation and shield themselves from scatter whenever C-arms are rolled into the OR. 1 Don't overdo it ALARA — "as low as reasonably achievable" — must be surgical imag- ing's guiding principle. Although capturing extra images can provide valuable information during technically demanding procedures, surgeons need to rely on snapshots of anatomy that are only absolutely necessary for perform- 5 Steps to Improved C-Arm Safety Protect your surgical team from intraoperative imaging's hidden harm. Richard S. Yoon, MD | Jersey City, N.J. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR DRESS IN LAYERS Proper personal protective equipment is often overlooked and underused.

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