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No Guarantees - March 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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M A R C H 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 30 COVER STORY Is That Scope Clean? No Guarantees Even rigorous by-the-book cleaning doesn't ensure that your flexible endoscopes will be free of bacteria and bioburden when you hang them to dry. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 41 Prevent Pressure Ulcers 4 strategies to protect your patients from skin lesions caused by friction and unrelieved pressure. Diane Stopyra | Contributing Editor 49 Pre-warming: The Key to Preventing Hypothermia? How soon you start warming patients could deter- mine how quickly they're discharged from PACU. Bill Donahue | Senior Editor 58 What Surgeons Want in Their Gowns Comfort, breathability and mobility are nice, but barrier protection is the most important attribute. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 66 Hand Hygiene for Your Nose Nasal decolonization gave our existing infection control protocols a boost — without using antibiotics. Anita Mullen, RN, BSN 72 Optimize Your MH Response Closing gaps in your malignant hyperthermia drills now could be a lifesaver later. Rachel Miller Abanilla, BSN, RN, CNOR 81 Make Sure Nothing's Left Behind in a Patient Define the roles and responsibilities each team member has in the counting process. Mary C. Fearon, MSN, RN, CNOR 90 Slow Down, Save a Life Keeping your staff safe is a challenge in the fast-paced environment of same-day surgery. Jim Burger | Senior Editor 97 Create a Culture of Safety You know you have one when every member of the surgical team feels comfortable speaking up whenever she sees a potentially unsafe situation. Bill Donahue | Senior Editor Contents March 2017 • Vol. XVIII, No. 3 Features 58 81 97

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