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Hand-Healthy Hand Scrubs - December 2013 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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OSE_1312_part3_Layout 1 12/5/13 2:03 PM Page 139 CUTTING REMARKS my part, I have to read the chart verbatim and enunciate like Shakespeare — the omission of 1 word can send the powers that be into a tailspin. Yes, this is truly an important step, but for those of us who suffer from ADHD, the mere pause to slowly Just when you deliver this soliloquy can be extremely painful. thought it couldn't 4. Electronic sign out. Just when you thought it get harder, here couldn't get harder, here comes the electronic comes the medical record with all its rules and regulations. The list of compulsories includes: surgeon sign-in, electronic medical record. Last time patient identification, sign off, time in, meds I checked so many renewed … blah, blah. Last time I checked so boxes, I many boxes, I was refinancing my home. Thank was refinancing God I've learned to navigate the labyrinth more my home. quickly, but I'd rather be fishin'. 5. Update the H&P. This one gets my Irish up more than any other. Delays to surgery include "expiration dates" of the history and physical. If the H&P was signed 30 days and 3 hours ago, guess what! It has to be updated! Heaven forbid that the health of the 18-year-old all-state miler scheduled for knee arthroscopy took a turn for the worse in the past 24 hours! We wouldn't want to miss anything. Gimme another break! Whose interests are we serving? Rules and regulations are essential to running a safe operating room. I just wish they were conceived with solely the patients' best interests at heart. In this litigious culture, I just keep telling myself, "Dream on, Kel." OSM Dr. Kelly (johndak 4@g mail.com) is an orthopedic surgeon/sports-shoulder specialist who practices in Philadelphia, Pa. D E C E M B E R 2013 | 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 1 3 9

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