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Surgical Smoke Nearly Killed Me - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2018

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1 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R U Y 2 0 1 8 I t's hard to keep track of everyone's name in the OR, especially if you work in a larger facility alongside a constant rotation of nurses, surgeons, anes- thetists, students and vendors. Our solution: Ask all those in the OR to write their name and role on a piece of tape and stick it to their scrub caps. Patients will also appreciate knowing the names of the masked people who are caring for them. Rob Hackett, MD PatientSafe Network Sydney, Australia patientsafe@icloud.com HELLO, MY NAME IS Stick Name Tags on Scrub Caps • WHO'S WHO Noting names and roles on scrub caps improves communication in the OR and helps patients identify their providers. Rob Hackett, MD

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