Archive July 2018 XIX, No. 7

Ideas That Work: No Interruptions

Ideas That Work: Quiet, Please: Instrument Set Assembly in Progress

In the Zone
IN THE ZONE Working without interruption helps techs reassemble accurate instrument sets.

If you see one of our reprocessing techs wearing a yellow safety vest and standing on an orange anti-fatigue mat, please don't interrupt her, for she is reassembling instrument sets that will soon be used in surgery. We've found that accuracy improves when techs can focus on instruments without interruption.

Hannah Porcic,
MSN, RN, CNOR
Mercy Medical Center
Dubuque, Iowa
hannah.porcic@mercyhealth.com

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