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1 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 • N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7 O ur patients stay on the same stretcher the whole time they're here — and their PACU papers go along for the ride. When I pre-op a patient, I place the nursing record, medication rec- onciliation record, post-op orders and discharge instructions under the stretcher so that they don't get lost in the shuffle. Before I started doing this, sometimes our physicians would walk away with the patient's chart in PACU and the recovery nurse would be left scram- bling to find them. Anna Risdorfer, RN Glen Echo Surgery Center Chevy Chase, Md. arisdorfer@glenechosc.com Patient Paperwork Hitches a Ride on Stretcher • STRETCHER SECRETS Place the patient's PACU papers under the stretcher so they won't get lost or taken. ALONG FOR THE RIDE Anna Risdorfer, RN Ideas Work That

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