Archive August 2017 XVIII, No. 8

Ideas That Work: Is That Case Cart Complete?

colored cones READY TO ROLL? Colored cones let case pickers know whether a case cart is ready to go to the OR.

Is That Case Cart Complete?

Our case pickers use these colored cones to indicate when a case cart is complete and ready to go to the OR (green means go) and when it's missing an instrument or supply (yellow means wait). We also place a plain white cone in decontamination to signal to staff that an instrument or set is needed for a case later in the day.

Bruce R. Grendell, MPH, BSN, RN, PHN, CNOR
Scripps Green Hospital
La Jolla, Calif.

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