Surgical instruments that are of poor quality or improperly maintained can fail during procedures, an alarming occurrence that jeopardizes outcomes...
Patients who undergo surgery on their birthdays definitely deserve special treatment, so we make a point to scan the case schedule every morning to check if a patient is celebrating a life milestone. If they are, we surprise them with a YETI tumbler filled with chocolates, a cake and a happy birthday banner in either their pre-op or post-op bay. It takes only a few minutes to prepare the surprise, but recognizing a patient's special day wipes away the stress they might be feeling and brings a smile to their face.
Bill Willis, RN
Vance Thompson Vision
Sioux Falls, S.D.