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OR Connection Magazine - Volume 3; Issue 2

OR Connection Magazine - Volume 3; Issue 2

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Free CE! Electrocautery Safety and OR Fire Prevention
Free CE! Electrocautery Safety and OR Fire Prevention

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Published by: medlineU on Apr 08, 2010
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Aligning practice with policy to improve patient care
Volume 3, Issue 2
Back to Basics:
How to Thrive ina Tough Economy 
PressureUlcerFactorsto Keepin Mind
Surgical Site Infections: Are you playing yourpart in prevention?
 About Medline
Medline, headquartered in Mundelein, IL, manufactures and distributesmore than 100,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities,surgery centers, home care dealers and agencies and other markets.Medline has more than 700 dedicated sales representatives nationwideto support its broad product line and cost management services.
©2008 Medline Industries, Inc.
The OR Connection 
is published by MedlineIndustries, Inc. One Medline Place, Mundelein, IL60060. 1-800-MEDLINE.
Meeting the highest level of national and international quality standards,Medline is FDA QSR compliant and ISO 13485 registered. Medlineserves on major industry quality committees to develop guidelinesand standards for medical product use including the FDA MidwestSteering Committee, AAMI Sterilization and Packaging Committeeand various ASTM committees. For more information on Medline,visit our Web site, www.medline.com.
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Aligning practice with policy to improve patient care 
16 Back to Basics: Electrocautery Safety and OR Fire Prevention24 Left Behind30 World Health Organization Issues Safety Checklist forSurgical Teams37 Surgical Site Infections43 Flipping the Switch on Pressure46 Five Pressure Ulcer Factors to Keep in Mind
40 Great Ideas from Your Peers: Surgical Skin Prep Solutions50 The History of the Surgical Technologist 
5 Letters from Our Readers13 SCIP’s Role in the CMS 9th Scope of Work Proposal32 Moments of Truth54 A Place of Healing?58 Callie Craig: A Nurse Hero
62 How to Thrive in a Tough Economy
68 Angel’s Passion for Pink71 Medline Supports Breast Cancer Awareness73 Recipe: Guacamole
61 Building Unshakable Self-Confidence72 Ease the Discomfort of PMS
76 Electrosurgery Checklist 78 Electrosurgical Cautery Safety81 Pressure Ulcer Prevention86 Surgical Safety Checklis89 Checklist: Organizational Assessment Questions RegardingManagement Commitment to Employee Involvement 90 Confidential Incident Report 
Sue MacInnes, RD, LD
Clinical Editor
Alecia Cooper, RN, BS, MBA, CNOR
Contributing Editor
Andy J. Mills, MBA, MWM
 Art Director
Mike Gotti
Copy Editor
Laura Kuhn
Clinical Team
Jayne Barkman, RN, BSN, CNORRhonda J. Frick, RN, CNORAnita Gill, RNMegan Giovinco, RN, CNOR, RNFAKimberly Haines, RN, Certified OR NurseJeanne Jones, RNFA, LNCCarla Nitz, RN, BSNConnie Sackett, RN, Nurse ConsultantClaudia Sanders, RN, CFAAngel Trichak, RN, BSN, CNOR
Perioperative Advisory Board
GailAvigne, RN
Shands Teaching Hospital (UFL), Florida 
Caroline Copeland, RN MPH
Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center 
Cathy Crandall, RN
HealthTrust Purchasing Organization,Tennessee 
Larry Creech, RN, MBA, CDT
Carilion Health System, Virginia 
Pat DʼErrico, RN, CNOR
Medical Center of Central Georgia, Georgia 
Barbara Fahey, RN CNOR
Cleveland Clinic, Ohio 
Zaida Jacoby, RN, MA, M.Ed
NYU Medical Center, New York 
Sherron Kurtz, RN, MSA, MSN, CNOR, CNAA
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Georgia 
Wayne Malone, RN
Physicians Hospital, Texas 
Lynda Mansfield, RN, CNOR
Orange County Memorial, California 
Jackie Minor, RN CNOR
Huntsville Hospital,Alabama 
Jennifer Misajet, BSN, MHA, CNOR
Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, Colorado 
Pricilla Ranseur, RN, MSN, CNOR
Duke University Hospital, North Carolina 
Margie Voyles, RN, MS, CNOR
Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Florida 
Margery Woll, RN, MSN, CNOR
Rush North Shore, Illinois 
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