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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Surgical Construction - March 2018

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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4 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 • M A R C H 2 0 1 8 Y ou're probably all too familiar with what your surgical team thinks of your reprocessing techs (How long could it possibly take to sterilize instruments?) and how the techs view their perioperative colleagues (They wouldn't complain as much if they only knew how many trays we handle!). Part of the emotional disconnect between the groups is a product of the physical distance between them in many facilities, where nurses have never taken the long elevator ride Anna Merriman | Associate Editor A Smarter Way to Sterilize Instruments Sterile processing departments should be built to bridge the gap between reprocessing techs and OR teams. • QUICK TURNAROUND Give reprocessing techs the equipment and space they need to get sterilized instruments back to the OR as quickly as possible. Mark Voigt

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