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InstaPoll: How Do You Handle Pregnancy Testing?

Published: May 8, 2018

Do you let female patients sign a waiver absolving the center of any harm should they be pregnant rather than providing a urine sample for a pregnancy test? Tell us in this week's InstaPoll.

More than half (52%) of the 352 respondents to last week's poll don't disconnect sequential compression devices after surgery. The results:

When do you disconnect sequential compression devices?

  • As soon as the drapes come down 17%
  • After the patient is extubated 32%
  • We don't — SCDs remain active into PACU 51%

Dan O'Connor

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