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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: May 2021

May Issue
What’s the Best Way to Replace Hips?

The preferred approach has sparked plenty of debate among orthopedic surgeons.
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Seeing Is Believing

Higher resolution, larger screens and image-enhancing software are improving the precision and safety of abdominal surgery.
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SPECIAL EDITION: INFECTION CONTROL

Infection Control
Trust the Process of Endoscope Reprocessing

Daily diligence in high-level disinfection reduces the risk of cross-contamination.
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Safe and Speedy Room Turnovers

Teamwork, communication and multidisciplinary collaborations are the cornerstones of a seamless between-case process.
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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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