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4 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 8 If you still have one nurse holding a clipboard while she records counts, I encourage you to switch to a whiteboard that's visible to the entire OR. To make your counting boards more efficient, standardize the format of the boards. We use dye-cut letters across the top of the board for staff to note the counts of sponges, instruments and tools. Then on the bottom, we note specific information like patient's ini- tials, allergies, procedure and surgeon. By making it all uniform, everybody in the OR knows exactly where to look to get the informa- tion they need. OSM 4. Use count boards, not clipboards

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