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The Zoom Boom Is Real

Plastic surgeons are dealing with an unexpected spike in demand for cosmetic procedures fueled by patients who worked remotely during the pandemic.

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MUST READS

Preventing DVT Disasters

A thorough assessment of risk factors and prophylactic measures are the best defenses against life-threatening blood clots.
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Ideas That Work: Med Safety Thrown a Curve

Barcodes imprinted horizontally on rounded surfaces could result in scanning failures that compromise patient safety. Hereโ€™s a workaround.
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Is It Time to Sterilize Flexible Endoscopes?

The FDA is investigating 450 infections involving urological endoscopes. Is high-level disinfection enough to protect patients?
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CURRENT ISSUE: August 2021

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August 2021 Issue
The Promise of Cleaner OR Air

Purification systems offer protection against airborne contaminants around the sterile field.
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Thinking of Buying... Surgical Video Monitors

Resolution is just one feature that improves the views of surgery.
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SPECIAL EDITION: Anesthesia

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July Issue
The 3 Cs of Excellent Anesthesia Care

The best providers are competent, confident and caring.
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The Benefits of Regional Blocks

Advances in technology and technique allow you to send patients home sooner, in less pain and more satisfied with their care.
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IN TOUCH

 
How Tech Is Transforming Patient Care

After the pandemic forced facilities to rethink how to provide patient care, digital communication has proven effective โ€” and is likely here to stay.

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CUT IT OUT

 
Why Are Sharps Injuries Still So Common?

Twenty years after passage of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, providers continue to get stuck. Here’s how to stop the bleeding.

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Self-Optimization for All

John Boockvar, MD, star of Netflix docuseries Lenox Hill, created the term โ€œgritflownessโ€ to describe the combination of grit, flow and mindfulness needed to reach his desired state of mind in the OR. Find out how you and your team can tune into his wavelength during his talk at Virtual OR Excellence on Oct. 13 at 10:35 am ET.
PHOTO CREDIT: John Halpern/Onward Publishing

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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BUSINESS ADVISOR

The Benefits of a Deep Bench

When this facility’s accounts receivable situation became an issue, it looked outside its walls to a revenue cycle management consultant to help.
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