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Vaccine Mandate Cause for Concern

Frontline workers face uncertainty as healthcare facilities brace for the impact looming immunization deadlines will have on patient care.

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Advances in Postoperative Pain Management

Local anesthetics, cryotherapy and pain pumps enhance the analgesic effects of opioid-sparing regimens.
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Ideas That Work: Use Code Words to Caution Staff

Devise discreet ways for your front-facing providers to identify patients with bloodborne pathogens.
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Personalize Your Pressure Injury Prevention Efforts

Providers should perform thorough assessments and tailor interventions to individual patients.
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CURRENT ISSUE: November 2021

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OSM Nov 21
The Bright Future of 4K Video

State-of-the-art imaging systems increase surgical precision and contribute to improved outcomes.
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Optimize Patients for Optimal Outcomes

Pre-op education, proper hydration and PONV prevention lead to successful surgeries and speedy recoveries.
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SPECIAL EDITION: 2022 BIG BOOK OF SURGERY

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2022 Big Book of Surgery

Discover more than 120 cool products and services that will power up your ORs in this special advertising supplement. 
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New Innovations for Your OR

Check out the top products of the year, including almost 90 new products and services in 23 categories. 
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FREE FROM COMPLIANCE

Neil Shorstein
Making the Case for Dropless Cataract Surgery

Removing the burden of post-op drop regiments simplifies recoveries and lowers risks of inflammation and infection.

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Bovie Smoke
Protect Patients During Electrosurgery

Avoid burns and surgical fires while limiting thermal spread to protect your patients.

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Dr. Aguila
INCREASING ACCESS

Demetrio Aguila III, MD, FACS (right), wants to provide world-class care that doesn’t saddle patients with crushing financial debt. His organization, the M25 Program, gives patients the option to pay for surgical procedures through volunteer work within their local communities. His recent presentation at Virtual OR Excellence is available on demand to registered attendees through December 12 at orexcellence.com.

PHOTO CREDIT: Michelle Johnson

BREAKROOM

Mary Brindle
Mary Brindle, MD, MPH

A quick chat with the pediatric surgeon and director of Ariadne Labs’ Safe Surgery/Safe Systems program on her mission to reduce surgical complications and better protect patients across the industry.


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SASC
Lessons Learned From Running a Rural ASC

Running an ASC in a small town is a unique experience, but Sam McAdams, FACHE, says the challenges he faces and best practices he employs apply to surgical leaders everywhere.


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