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Ideas That Work: Separate and Save
Save on Shredding Costs
OSD Staff
Publish Date: September 3, 2015   |  Tags:   Ideas That Work
sorting papers PAPER TRAIL This is just a day's worth of forms, says Rowena Ferguson, RN. Imagine how much the savings add up over a month.

Separate and Save
Save on Shredding Costs

At the end of each day, take a few minutes to separate paperwork that needs to be shredded from papers that can be recycled. If an unused form has a patient ID sticker stuck to it, rip off the sticker for shredding instead of placing the entire form in the shredding pile. When you update paperwork, print checklists and other printable materials that aren't provided to patients on the back of the old forms to save further on paper-related costs.

Rowena Ferguson, BSN
Endoscopy Center of Central New York
Fayetteville, N.Y.
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