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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Surgical Construction - March 2018

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M A R C H 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 7 Y ou can tell a lot about an endoscopy center by looking in an unlikely place: the waiting room. If you spot patients wearing ID bands sitting in the waiting room after the first few cases of the day, you can be pretty sure that all the scopes and stretchers are in use, and that the sole automated endoscope reprocessor is occupied, as is the only rest- room. Yep, another case of GI gridlock caused by poor facility design and not enough equipment. For each of the 40 or so GI rooms I helped design and equip, and guide through certification and accreditation, I kept the same goal in Bunny Twiford, RN | Warminster, Pa. How to Outfit for GI 5 design and equipment tips for efficient endo suites. • SMART SCHEDULING Will this upper GI scope be free to use for the next scheduled case? That depends largely on how you staggered your procedures. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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