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Hanging Up Her Scrubs

America’s oldest working nurse calls it a career.

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MUST READS

Opportunities in Outpatient Cardiology

Procedures are moving to ASCs, but regulatory and reimbursement hurdles present challenges.
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Ideas That Work: Reflective Blankets Warm Patients

This facility is saving money and potentially improving outcomes by leaving linens behind.
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OR Excellence Award: Knowledge Is Power

Our winner in the Financial Management category saved six figures by renegotiating the cost of pricey orthopedic implants.
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CURRENT ISSUE: September 2021

🌐 DIGITAL EDITION
September Issue OSM
Protect Patients in Steep Trendelenburg

Risks of complications go up as soon as the patient's head goes down.
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Focus on the Fundamentals

Endoscope reprocessing demands following regimented steps every time, not every now and then.
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SPECIAL EDITION: ORTHOPEDICS

🌐 DIGITAL EDITION
Sept 2021 - Ortho
If It’s Broke, Fix It

Outpatient fracture repair is a better alternative to traditional treatment methods.
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Is Your ASC Ready for Spine Surgery?

Answer these key questions before adding this much-hyped specialty.
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EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Is Your Staff Prepared to Handle a Surgical Fire?

When a patient's airway catches fire, everyone in the room needs to know their roles and responsibilities.

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OR Excellence Award: Confronting the Pandemic Head On

New policies and aggressive COVID-19 testing kept our winner in the Infection Prevention category open during the nationwide surgery shutdown.

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COMPASSIONATE CARE FOR ALL

LGBTQ+ inclusive initiatives have been embraced by leadership and staff at Methodist Hospital Metropolitan in San Antonio for five years, and continue to be implemented regularly. For example, as seen in this photo, all staff members are now encouraged to wear rainbow clothing during Pride Month each June. The facility’s commitment to inclusive and compassionate care has earned the hospital this year’s OR Excellence Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

PHOTO CREDIT: Methodist Hospital Metropolitan

BREAKROOM

Marty Makary, MD, MPH

A professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Bloomberg School of Public Health and leading health policy voice in the media, Dr. Makary will discuss the lessons COVID-19 has taught surgical professionals at Virtual OR Excellence. Here’s a preview.
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ANESTHESIA ALERT

Anesthesia Alert
Volatility Among Service Providers Shakes the Industry

Increased demand for anesthesia providers is impacting accessible care, as maintaining working relationships with quality provider groups has never been more challenging.
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