Archive February 2018 XIX, No. 2

Ideas That Work: Hello, My Name Is

Stick Name Tags on Scrub Caps

Outpatient Surgery Editors

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Scrub Cap Names
WHO'S WHO Noting names and roles on scrub caps improves communication in the OR and helps patients identify their providers.

It's hard to keep track of everyone's name in the OR, especially if you work in a larger facility alongside a constant rotation of nurses, surgeons, anesthetists, students and vendors. Our solution: Ask all those in the OR to write their name and role on a piece of tape and stick it to their scrub caps. Patients will also appreciate knowing the names of the masked people who are caring for them.

Rob Hackett, MD
PatientSafe Network
Sydney, Australia
patientsafe@icloud.com

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