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Year of the Nurse - November 2020 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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3. Create visual aids Make sure OR staff and reprocessing tech have access to quick-reference guides to ensure instru- ment sets are complete when they arrive in their areas and before they're sent to their next destina- tion. CSP leadership created visual check sheets for all power sets. The sheets include photos of the entire set. Each item is identified — including the names, reference numbers and ID codes for each part — and has a total count for how many parts are in a set. This makes it easier for the OR and CSP staff to visually validate the components in the tray. The sheets are kept in a verification book, and copies are in the decontamination and clean sides of CSP, as well as in the OR. Using the same set of reference materials helps the departments communicate when an item is missing, says Mr. Breslin. The books are also used as teaching tools and are shown to new employees as they're trained on instrument verification tech- niques, adds Ms. Nack. Johns Hopkins has since expanded its use of photo-filled verification books to instrument sets beyond power tools. "They're a great way to moni- tor the components of problematic or highly expensive sets you need to keep a close eye on," says Mr. Breslin. 4. Institute real-time checks It's useful to know in an instant where instrument trays, and even individual tools, are located within your facility. When power tool sets come to the decontamination area from an OR, a member of the CSP team should count the items in the set. If all the items are accounted for, the set can move forward to the decontam process. If an item is missing, it's a full-stop and the CSP tech — with the assistance of the verification book — identifies the missing piece and reports it to the CSP super- visor. The supervisor confirms which part is miss- N O V E M B E R 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 6 7 li i C , the first surgical asset managemen ™ rac CensiT e. c Innovation has always been our driving for In Believe in Constant e W i nt solution capable of It's why we created novation Join us on the next step of your educational jo Censis to connect with your peers on the new ds an content, industry leading discussion boar ing together with on-deman n encourages lear ue r T professional development. Our innovative ed o n . This year we tur instrument-level tracking g g binars: e November W Education is Changing: The 5 19 19 ey! n ur . ue Grit App r T d opportunities d CE-accredited series e Grit our focus to p Practiced Leadership: ation m CP D, CNOR, r nto infor Ce Accredit Credit PhD, RN, James Need b November Download the for more www.censis.com or visit ue Grit App r CSSM, and CNS-C Accredited for: IAHCSMM, CBSPD Credits: 1.0 CE my (Retired) U.S. Ar Lt. Gen Keith M. Huber Practical Applications anslated in r Concepts T CSSM, and CNS-CP ed for: IAHCSMM, CBSPD, CNOR, ts: 1.0 CE Tr CNOR, CSSM (E) s X Stobinski for Lifelong Learning ensis T b 1 November 1

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