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Ideas That Work: Safe Seating
The Trick for Not Slipping Off Your Stool
OSD Staff
Publish Date: March 31, 2015   |  Tags:   Ideas That Work
gel pad on a stool EXTRA LAYER A well-placed gel pad can keep you off the floor.

The Trick for Not Slipping Off Your Stool

Stools in the OR can be dangerously slippery, especially when surgeons or staff members are wearing paper gowns. The surface is slick and I've seen people slide right off and onto the floor. Here's a solution: The gel pads used for padding patients' extremities are a great way to eliminate this potential hazard.

Michael McCleery, RN, CNOR, CRNFA
Payson (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center
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