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A Deep Dive Into Surface Disinfection - October 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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There are scrubs in the cabinets. Not just scrubs, but scrubs that actually fit you. I have an assortment of various size safety pins in my locker to pin up the XXXX-Large pants and shirts. Looking at the opposite side of the size chain, we have a scant few who wear XXXX-Small scrubs. Thirty years ago, you had munchkins working in the OR. But not now. Those munchkins have become the petite chubbettes. We can get very irritated having to wear every size but our own. You draw your favorite room. You luck out when you look at the procedure monitor and see where your next assignment is. You walk into your favorite room, where everything you could possibly need is stocked and ready. The circulator you're relieving has worse OCD than you could ever hope to have and she's leaving you with a perfectly prepared room. You've got your favorite CRNA, and your scrub tech is so good, she could do your job, anesthesia's job, her own job and still have the ability to advise the surgeon with subliminal sug- gestions so that it doesn't take all night to do an ORIF on this little piggy toe before we all go wee, wee, wee all the way home. You finish your EMR as the last stitch is going in and Saint Scrub Tech has every dressing possible. Recovery doesn't put you in a holding pattern before you can land your patient there. The surgeon thanks everyone by name. What a way to end a perfect day in the life and time of surgery. OSM Contact Ms. Watkins at pwatkins12@comcast.net. 4 3 J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 2 7

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