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CMS releases final rule for 2015 and beyond
05/27/2014
Earlier this month CMS issued a final rule for Exchange and Insurance Market Standards for 2015 and beyond. The rule focused on consumer notices, quality reporting and enrollee satisfaction surveys, the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), standards for Navigators

Time Out Day is an advocacy tool!
05/27/2014
National Time Out Day is June 11, 2014, and it is a powerful tool that supports surgical nurses’ ability to speak up for safe practices in the operating room. Initiated as an annual awareness campaign by AORN in 2004, it

AORN participates in White House call on ACA
03/18/2014
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
03/03/2014
FDA releases Final Rule on unique device identification for medical devices 

10 must-have qualities for ASC administrators
10/23/2013
The position of ambulatory surgery center (ASC) administrator is highly sought after, and justifiably so.

What does cultural competency mean to OR nurses?
10/16/2013
"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
10/09/2013
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
10/02/2013
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
09/25/2013
“Believe you are powerful enough to prevent harm and declare harm unacceptable—the goal must be zero harm.”

Take a stand
09/18/2013
Smartphone addiction has become a cultural norm and it’s infiltrating every perioperative setting, from acute care to ambulatory surgery centers.

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