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ASCs: From gloving to hand hygiene compliance, here’s how to ensure consistency among your OR team. Learn how standardization staves off infections.
Anesthesia Alert: Patients who use marijuana are at increased risk for negative outcomes.
ASCs: Preparing for a surveyor’s visit requires a combination of effective protocols and policies with regular audits, education, and training.
Standardize Your Surgical Safety Checklist: Confirm the right steps have been taken for every patient, every time. Effective use of a surgical checklist mitigates risk and helps catch preventable issues before they happen.
Improper patient positioning could lead to nerve injuries, pressure ulcers, respiratory distress, hemodynamic instability, surgical complications and prolonged recovery times. All perioperative nurses can benefit from the resources available from AORN on positioning the patient.
As ASCs tackle more complex cases, anesthesia providers must be prepared for difficult and often unanticipated issues.
Nearly a year after the landmark case, providers discuss how nurses fear the criminalization of medical mistakes. A panel of providers discuss a profession in peril, shared accountability and the future of ‘Just Culture.’
Accreditors are making disinfection practices a priority in a post-pandemic world — so should you.
Learn three (3) key considerations when building and launching an ambulatory surgery center (ASC).