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Periop Today is our bi-weekly member newsletter that delivers perioperative news, clinical recommendations, professional development opportunities, and legislative guidance. Periop Today also features AORN's Guidelines for Perioperative Practice implementation tools, key takeaways, and a variety of perioperative resources. 

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33 Results for Outpatient Surgery

Struggling to fill nursing positions in your ASC? You're not alone. The nurse shortage hits surgical specialties hard, especially ASCs. Jeanine Watson is Senior Manager of the Ambulatory Surgery Division at AORN. Listen in as she shares practical strategies to tackle these issues. Discover how to keep your center running smoothly and successfully recruit skilled periop nurses.

Surgical positioning can be an undervalued task for all staff. They can and do perform this task several times throughout the day and but can lapse into autopilot mode. Review this photo essay to stay fresh on this critical protocol.

Elevate your quality initiatives by avoiding these common pitfalls in 2023 studies and exploring a sample case that sheds light on crucial aspects of a performance improvement project.

How are you compensated compared to your peers? Outpatient Surgery Magazine explores this topic and uncovers a variety of issues impacting leaders daily.

ASC administrators and leaders should consider the annual quality review a well-spent investment of their time. Find valuable tips for the annual review of your quality plan to avoid gaps in activities or reporting to help you meet this annual requirement.

Big Changes for Surgery Centers: CMS now covers more procedures, including total shoulder replacements, for Medicare patients at ASCs. Plus, discover urgent cybersecurity tips for 2024 — essential reading for all surgical leaders.

Healthy Work Environment: See how Boston Children's staff took effective steps to support and engage nursing staff, enhance nurse retention and cultivate a culture of excellence in perioperative care.

Reduce Surgical Site Infections: See why universal nasal decolonization should serve as a staple of every facility’s infection prevention bundle.

ASC Compliance: Avoid common errors that derail ASC compliance efforts.

Keep PONV Under Control: PONV is a common complication that can lead to longer patient stays, increased patient financial burden, and a poor patient experience.

Emergency preparedness can be a struggle for ASCs and small facilities. Learn about the top five steps you need to dial-in safety drills for maximum preparedness.

Regulatory Affairs: CMS Proposal a ‘Horrible Three-Legged Stool’. ASC officials ‘mystified’ by 2024 plan for Medicare patients.

Read about best practices to avoid healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) that cause life-threatening consequences for patients.

ASC Education: Effective Credentialing & Peer Review Processes. Designed for the busy ambulatory surgery center (ASC) administrator.

Read important reminders to consider, including length of the surgery, patient comorbidities, patient’s weight, and common pressure points.

Standardizing your skin prep solutions, protocols and tools, and auditing your staff's performance through the entire perioperative process decreases the microbial load on patient skin and reduces surgery-related infection.

Insider tips to help your facility perform some of today's most popular and profitable procedures in a booming service line.

Anyone who uses lasers is invited to join AORN for a half-day, virtual live training to understand and implement laser safety processes. Meets annual staff training requirements.

From pressure injuries to smoke evacuation to wrong-site surgery, take our quiz to see how your facility measures up in a variety of safety areas.

With the right mindset, strategies and support, new ASC leaders can overcome any challenges that come their way. Read valuable insight and strategies from a nurse leader who’s been there.

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