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Surgeons' Lounge: Fluid In, Fluid Out
DIY Urinals
OSD Staff
Publish Date: March 3, 2015   |  Tags:   Ideas That Work
sterile surgical fluid bottles GO WITH THE FLOW Once the sterile surgical fluid is gone, put the bottles to another use.

Fluid In, Fluid Out
DIY Urinals

Reuse the bottles that sterile water and sterile saline for irrigation come in to measure urine output. The bottles have graduation markings on them, so they're great for emptying the Foleys into in PACU. Normally you'd use a plastic urinal for this, but that would create an additional cost and increased waste.

Ralania Tignor, BSN, RN, CNOR
Chickasaw Nation Medical Center
Ada, Okla.
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