Nurses at Södersjukhuset see a need to improve their work environment in the operation theater and procedures concerning the anesthesia cart.
The ultimate goal is to have a more efficient system which makes the preparations for the anesthesia procedure quicker and less time consuming, without compromising access to all the materials and drugs needed. At the same time, there is a need to follow hygiene regulations, and ensuring no excess waste is being produced.
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The current work environment, including the anesthetic cart, is not efficient in the regard that it tends to create excess waste and that it causes the nurses to spend a lot of time on logistics, and at times compromise with hygiene.
It is of course paramount that hygiene protocol is kept at all times. We also think that remaking the cart could potentially reduce the work load of the nurses and save tax payer money by reducing the amount of waste produced at the hospital.
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