Member Focus

Focus on Members

Focus on Members

Member Focus

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Barb Draves, CASC

Barb Draves

Title: Administrator
Facility Name: The Surgery Center
City: Middleburg Heights
State: Ohio
Length of time your facility has been an ASCA member: Five or more years

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How do you organize your SDS binder? Do you include medications?

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Our binder is located in our service hallway—close to the time clock, laundry room and materials management—and it’s huge! It is sorted alphabetically by product name, and there is also a cross-reference that is sorted alphabetically by synonym. We have one person responsible for it and every year it is updated in June; not sure how it got to be June, but it is reviewed/updated and documented then. We do not include medications.

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Do you document temperature/humidity in noncritical care areas? Why or why not?

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We do document because every area should be treated fairly, and with a predominantly female workforce and computers and other electronic equipment all over the place, someone or something is always having issues with the temperature and/or humidity. It's easier to document and keep the records versus not doing it and having people uncomfortable and/or equipment screwed up.