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Don't Slouch on Surgeon Comfort

Ergonomic solutions paired with physical preparation reduce the risks of debilitating and career-threatening repetitive strain injuries.

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MUST READS

Celebrating National Nurses Month

AORN is marking the occasion by honoring surgery’s hardworking heroes.
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Ideas That Work: Infection Control

This center’s medical charts were filthy. Here’s how its staff now keeps them free of bioburden.
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Ideas That Work: Smart Solution

How does this center ensure its waiting room chairs are cleaned after each use? Puzzles!
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CURRENT ISSUE: April 2021

April 2021
Staying Ahead of SSIs

Identify gaps in care and act quickly to implement protocols that improve infection prevention practices.
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Top-Notch Total Joints

Finely tuned clinical protocols and patient-centered care are the keys to taking your program to the next level.
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SPECIAL EDITION: HOT TECHNOLOGY

Special Edition
Advances in Abdominal Surgery Robots

The prospect of new platforms coming online could lead to an increased use of robotics in outpatient facilities.
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Technology Gives Patients Hope

Q&A with Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, MD, FAANS, FACS, world-renowned Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon and star of Netflix’s The Surgeon’s Cut.
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NEW OPPORTUNITIES

 
Cardiovascular Care Is the Next Big Thing

CMS keeps approving more cardiac diagnostic and interventional procedures at ASCs, but adding this line isn’t a simple task.

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IT’S BEEN A YEAR…

 
COVID Diary: Love, Loss and Hope

AUA Surgical Center lost a beloved nurse to the virus. Find out how (and why) its devastated staff carried on in her memory.

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Featured Photo

 
Coloring Brings Concentration

Tara Buck, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM, of St. David’s South Austin (Texas) Medical Center hands out colored pencils and intricate adult coloring book pages to colleagues at in-services she teaches. She says that instead of being distracted by coloring, attendees become more engaged in the education she ultimately presents.
PHOTO CREDIT: Lisa York


Breakroom Q&A

New AAOS President Discusses What’s Next in Orthopedics

Daniel K. Guy, MD, FAAOS, discusses the continuing migration of procedures to outpatient settings, challenges facing the specialty, and more.
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FOCUS ON INFECTION PREVENTION

 
Standalone Sterile Processing Centers

Learn why a growing number of facilities are taking their reprocessing offsite.
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