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

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1 8 • 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 E very second counts in an emergency. There's no time to spare rummaging through a crash cart looking for a drug or device that could save a patient's life. That's why we put descriptive labels on each drawer of every crash cart and malignant hyper- thermia cart in our center. The labels tell us exactly what's in each drawer and the size of the item inside. For example, we keep 4 different sizes of syringes in one drawer, so we wrote out each size in labels on the front. Now when a nurse or doctor needs a syringe in a high- stakes moment, they won't need to go through the whole cart to find it. Katie Stevens, RN, BSN, CNOR Lonestar Surgery Center Houston, Tex. katie@lonestarsurgeryctr.com • HANDY CART You'll save time in an emergency scenario by labeling your crash cart. Label Your Crash Carts in Detail Katie Stevens, RN, BSN, CNOR

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