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RaDonda Vaught

Inspiring Change

Activists are increasing representation in surgery and creating environments where all patients and providers feel welcome.

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RaDonda Vaught

MUST READS

Surviving Accreditation Surveys

Realistic practice sessions and constant self-assessment will prepare your staff for the day the surveyor shows up in your lobby.
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Ideas That Work: Leave Your Mark on Inventory Management

A simple red line can say a lot when your facility processes shipments.
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Behind Closed Doors: The Ultimate Summer Surgery Playlist

Paula Watkins, RN, shares fresh on-the-nose jams for your OR enjoyment.
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CURRENT ISSUE: June 2022

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Planning for Success in Total Shoulders

Surgeon skill, advanced pain management and dedicated care teams allow patients to recover safely at home the day of surgery.
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Wired ORs Are Works of Wonder

Integrated clinical spaces are transforming how surgery is performed and improving access to care for patients.
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SPECIAL EDITION: May 2022 - Infection Control

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Working Toward Our Goal of Zero SSIs

A mix of protocols, patient education and policy adjustments has combined to keep this ortho center’s infection rate below 0.4%.
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Sterilized With Certainty

ATP testing confirms and improves the effectiveness of instrument cleaning to keep patients safe.
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SMARTER JOINTS

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High-Tech Help for Optimizing Total Knee Outcomes

What’s here and what’s coming to help patients ambulate better and more quickly than ever before.

OR EXCELLENCE 2022

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Keynotes Set for OR Excellence

Dennis Snow and Dr. Sheri Prentiss are set to entertain and inform when the annual meeting returns to in-person learning for the first time since 2019. Join us in Orlando, September 29 to October 1, for a gathering of surgical leaders you can’t afford to miss!

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HOPE AND HEALING

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Eugene L. Alford, MD, who was paralyzed from the waist down in an accident 15 years ago, returned to work after 10 months of rehab and recuperation and has operated at Houston Methodist ever since. His specially designed wheelchair can be adjusted into a standing position or wheeled right next to the OR table. “I don’t like to be called an inspi­ration,” he says. “I demonstrate resilience and still put patients first.”

PHOTO CREDIT: Houston Methodist

BREAKROOM

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Pam Falk, MPH, CIC

A longtime clinical educator discusses the unique challenges of infection control in outpatient environments.
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STAFFING

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Staying Current With Social Media

Here’s how it can help your career and not just serve as a distraction.
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