Periop Today Newsletter

Periop Today is AORN’s bi-weekly digital newsletter comprised of perioperative news, announcements, guidelines, professional development opportunities, legislative guidance, and timely updates to our members. Periop Today also features the popular clinical question of the week, AORN's Guidelines for Perioperative Practice implementation tools, and a variety of perioperative resources.

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May 9, 2018

8 Tips to Prevent Periprosthetic Infections

Implants placed during a range of surgical procedures establish the perfect environment for a very small number of bacteria to evade immune responses, multiply and initiate infections that can kill patients or cause chronic morbidity. Take these steps to protect your patients.

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May 9, 2018

3 Key Steps to Reduce ASC Same-Day Cancellations

Same-day cancellations in ASCs carry tangible, negative financial repercussions. When a case cancels on the same day as the scheduled surgery, an ASC is likely to lack adequate time to fill the open OR with another surgery.

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May 9, 2018

The Right Tools: Getting Better Data to Make Better Decisions for Better Results

Perioperative directors are realizing how the right electronic support system can validate, benchmark and disseminate data on workflow efficiencies that improve productivity and other performance measures. Periop IT expert Janice Kelly shares what you need to get there.

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April 25, 2018

5 Things to Know about AORN’s New Safe Patient Handling and Movement Guideline

Use the guideline to shape your own evidence-based, step-by-step program to make periop patient handling safer for you and your patients.

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April 25, 2018

3 Healthy Habits to Lead Inter-Disciplinary Communication

Patients go under the knife every day surrounded by surgical team members who are strangers to each other. One nurse anesthetist, operating room nurse and surgeon are using student education to train for inter-disciplinary communication and engaging leaders in the process. 

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April 25, 2018

6 Steps for an ASC’s Effective Infection Control Risk Assessment

Your infection control plan will help ensure the consistent delivery of high-quality care.

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April 11, 2018

3 Strategies For Nurse Execs to Shore Up Hand-Offs

Direct conversation with the frontline about hand-offs can be a powerful tool to uncover problems before a patient is harmed.

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April 11, 2018

3 Tips to Operationalize Guidelines into Practice

Putting evidence into practice is not always simple. Here are a few ways to take the headache out of guideline implementation and pave a path for evidence-based care.

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April 11, 2018

Complying with Challenging AAAHC Standards

ASCs are expected to comply with accreditation standards not only to achieve and then maintain accreditation, but also, and more importantly, to help improve and better ensure the safe delivery of high-quality patient care.

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