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Road to Recovery

2021 Salary Survey: Your Plates Are Full

Outpatient surgery leaders are paid well, but some wonder if their salaries meet the level of the expanding responsibilities they’re managing during the ongoing pandemic.

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Road to Recovery

MUST READS

Supreme Court Upholds Vaccine Requirement for Healthcare Workers

The ruling requires facilities to have a fully vaccinated staff by the end of next month.
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Ideas That Work: Set Reminder to Make the Rounds

A simple idea can make sure you’re always present and available at your center.
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Infection Prevention: The Latest on Surgical Attire

Are your staff following the most up-to-date guidelines?
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CURRENT ISSUE: January 2022

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Jan 22 OSM
Top Tips for Preventing Infections

As the endless pandemic drags on, facilities continue to integrate best practices with daily patient care.
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Staffing: Making Mindfulness Work

Feeing stressed? Tap into this underutilized resource to manage it.
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SPECIAL EDITION: 2022 Outpatient Surgery Outlook: Megatrends, Influencers & Forecast

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Big Book
2022 Outpatient Surgery Outlook: Megatrends, Influencers & Forecast

A look back at 2021 to discover what most impacted the outpatient surgery community — and how to plan for challenges, changes and opportunities ahead.
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2021 OR Excellence Winners

Congratulations to our winners!
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PROFITABLE SUSTAINABILITY

Go Green
You, Too, Can Go Green

Save money while saving the planet by implementing these mostly low-impact initiatives.

PATIENT SAFETY

Raytex
High-Tech Help for Preventing RSIs

Manual counts are almost always accurate, but two competing adjunct technologies can provide extra assurance that no sponge is left behind.

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Happy Holidays
HOLIDAY SPIRIT

Proliance Eastside AUA Surgery Center in Kirkland, Wash., decided to treat its employees to lunch while supporting fellow pandemic-affected local businesses last holiday season. Sponsored by its surgeons like Jim Pritchett, MD (pictured), the month-long program found staff ordering their favorite dishes from nearby eateries, boosting both staff morale and the local economy.

PHOTO CREDIT: Proliance Eastside AUA Surgery Center

BREAKROOM

Tonia Bales, CRNA
Tonia Bales, CRNA

This nurse anesthetist gained national attention from Dirty John, a podcast about her former husband John Meehan, a disgraced CRNA, con man and infamous drug diverter. Now she’s sharing the lessons she learned to help facilities improve medication safety and security.
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GUT FEELING

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Advances in Abdominal Surgery Instrumentation

A variety of modalities that cut and coagulate tissue make procedures easier for surgeons and safer for patients.
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