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AORN participates in White House call on ACA
On Tuesday, March 11, AORN participated in a call with the White House and First Lady, Michelle Obama. The purpose of the call was to provide an update on Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange enrollment, discuss upcoming initiatives, and thank

Implantable, life-supporting and life-sustaining devices need UDI by September 2015
FDA releases Final Rule on unique device identification for medical devices 

10 must-have qualities for ASC administrators
The position of ambulatory surgery center (ASC) administrator is highly sought after, and justifiably so.

What does cultural competency mean to OR nurses?
"Patients are the center of the wheel," says Donna A. Pritchard, RN, BSN, MA, NE BC, CN OR, director of perioperative services at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. "They — and their families — are our primary focus.

Surgical Fires: 5 Life-Saving Steps
Each year, there are 550-650 surgical fires in the United States, a figure comparable to other surgical accidents such as wrong-site surgery or retained instruments, according to the ECRI Institute.

UDI rule is final, now what
The same technology used to track grocery store purchases will now be required in health care, following publication of the FDA’s final rule requiring mandatory use of unique device identification (UDI) for medical products.

Pronovost’s call to nursing action
“Believe you are powerful enough to prevent harm and declare harm unacceptable—the goal must be zero harm.”

Take a stand
Smartphone addiction has become a cultural norm and it’s infiltrating every perioperative setting, from acute care to ambulatory surgery centers.

4 tools to tailor onboarding
The trick with successful onboarding is to swiftly assess the strengths and weaknesses of a new hire and tailor education to fill the gaps.

3 ways to break cultural IP barriers
Three years ago, hospital-wide hand hygiene compliance at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore was in the 40-percent range.

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