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OS_1310_part2_Layout 1 10/7/13 10:25 AM Page 46 A N E S T H E S I A & I N F E C T I O N S continuing. That would never, ever happen, and yet we do that all the time. 5 smart steps Here are 5 attitudes and practices that anesthesia providers can and should immediately adopt: 1. Disinfect your hands as often as possible. There's absolutely no question that our hands are the primary way that material from an object or person gets transferred to another object or person. 2. Change your gloves frequently. Always consider that gloves are a potential reservoir for all sorts of pathogenic material. 3. Keep stopcocks clean. When interacting with a drug that's going to be administered intravenously, draw it up with the best aseptic technique you can and administer it in a peripheral Fluid Warming Made Easy intravenous stopcock • ivNow automatically displays and records the exact temperature and that you have taken shelf life of every IV bag. • Available in multiple configurations, every precaution to the ivNow provides 20 to 140 liters of warmed fluid in a 12 hour period. keep clean. • Mounting options — including walls, booms, equipment poles and countertops — allow you to save 4. Keep equipment space and footsteps. • Save money by using the ivNow clean. Be as suspiin place of your in-line warmer to warm IV fluids. cious as you can of ivNow-3 pedestal-mounted counter top module with tilt kit the equipment you om .ivnow.c are engaged with and See www ow quickly th see jus . to itself n pay for applying to the ivNow ca patient, especially EKG cables, the pulse oximeter, the breathWarming patients inside and out Blanket & Fluid Warmers / ISO 13485:2003 Certified ing circuit and the www.enthermics.com laryngoscope. Any Other bulk fluid & blanket warming solutions from Enthermics 4 6 O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | O C T O B E R 2013

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