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Pre-Positioning Patients Saves Time
In the assembly-line nature of cataract surgery, every minute matters. Our RNs use a yardstick to make sure cataract surgery patients' stretchers are just the right height usually between 32 and 36 inches, depending on the surgeon before we wheel them into the OR. So instead of spending 3 or 4 minutes getting the patient into the right position, our OR staff can get right to work. We do as many as 30 cataract procedures a day, so the time we save really adds up.
Kathy Lutz, RN
Hazleton (Pa.) Ambulatory Surgical Center