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Marking Madness - April 2013 - Subscribe

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OSM560-April_DIGITAL_Layout 1 4/5/13 2:30 PM Page 76 F L U I D W A S T E M A N A G E M E N T How the Fluid Waste Recall Affects You N eptune suction systems have been collecting and disposing of the fluid waste inside the 4 ORs and 2 GI rooms at the Gadsden (Ala.) Surgery Center for nearly a decade. "We bought them when they first came out," says Harriet Willoughby, BSN, the administrator of the multi-specialty facility. "We Gadsden (Ala.) Surgery Center have 6, and we use them for most NEPTUNE LOVER The FDA's recall of the Neptune 1 Silver and Neptune 2 Ultra systems might force Harriet Willoughby, BSN, to find some other way to dispose of fluid waste. Expert advice for your options moving forward. Outpatient Surgery Staff every case, with the exception of cataracts and pain management." But a recall of the popular closed collection carts with built-in vacuums and the FDA's call for facilities to stop using Neptune and transi- tion to approved devices may force Ms. Willoughby and thousands of other facility managers in hospitals and surgical centers across the country to find another way to dispose of infectious surgical waste. 7 6 | O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E | A P R I L 2 013

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