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A Drug Diverter Comes Clean - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine - December 2017

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D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 0 9 T ry holding your shoulders, elbows and wrists like the surgeon in this picture. Awkward, right? After just a few minutes, you'd likely be sore and fatigued. Now imagine holding instruments in that weird, spread- eagle position, gripping and guiding those long chopstick-like tools that don't bend like your wrists and don't move in the same direction as your hand movements — the surgeon's hand moves left, and the instrument tip moves right. To top off our ergonomic exercise, you'll Minimally invasive surgery can be a major pain in the neck (and back, shoulders and wrists) for your surgeons. Dan O'Connor Editor-in-Chief • CONTORTIONIST Laparoscopy can be a painful way for your surgeons to practice, sometimes causing debili- tating repetitive stress injuries. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR The Aches and Pain of Laparoscopy

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