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

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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 • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 7 T he blue wrap we use to cover our instruments is a constant, bulky source in the waste we produce, and it's hard to find ways to reuse it. Over the years, though, we've found a few dif- ferent methods of repurposing effectively. • Floor covering. One is by covering the floor under the patient sur- gical site during procedures. Before any operation, we prep the skin with betadine and chlorhexidine gluconate, both of which can stick to the floor and be very difficult to clean, making OR turnover lengthier than it needs to be. The blue wraps, however, save us time between procedures since they cover the floor and prevent it from getting sticky. The time we save on room turnover, as a result, is huge. GO GREEN WITH BLUE WRAP 3 Ways to Repurpose Your Used Blue Wrap • WASTE NOT Teaneck Surgery Center reuses blue wrap to cover OR floors and donates the rest to animal shelters. Teaneck (N.J.) Surgical Center Ideas Work That

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