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

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2 4 • O U T PA 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 O ur pre-op nurses perform a time out with patients before they're wheeled into the OR. They ask them to confirm their name, the type and location of procedure they're about to undergo and the IOL diopter if the scheduled case is a cataract proce- dure. The nurses then compare the patients' responses to the informa- tion that's on patient-specific sheets our center's scheduler printed out the night before. There's also a space for the nurses to note the patients' medication allergies. After the pre-op time outs, the sheets are brought into the ORs, where they're hung on centrally located whiteboards. The surgical PRE-OP PEARL This Simple Sheet Protects Patients From Harm • VISUAL REMINDER A sheet containing patient-confirmed information adds another layer to patient safety efforts. Stony Point Surgery Center Ideas Work That

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