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

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F E B R U A R U Y 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 7 S till covering the cords in your ORs with blankets or tape? Plastic fatigue mats might be a better way to prevent trips and falls. Stretchers easily roll over the sturdy mat's tapered edges so you won't have to worry about blankets bunching up or tape fray- ing. Plus, you can custom-order mats in any color or size. For each of our 2 ORs, we ordered 2 6-foot long tan mats for about $150 each. The mats cover most of the cords that extend from a wall socket to a machine, such as the forced-air warmer or electrosurgery generator. We no longer have to unplug our equipment between cases out of fear that someone will trip over the cords. Leah De La Hunt, RN, BSN The Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery Neenah, Wis. leah@centerforaps.com TRIPS AND FALLS Fatigue Mats Make Great Cord Covers • SMOOTH RIDE Stretchers easily roll over a fatigue mat's tapered edges. Leah De La Hunt, RN, BSN

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