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Help is on the way

Help Is on the Way

The largest nursing school in the U.S. is exposing students to careers in surgery while surgical leaders cope with critical staffing shortages.

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Help is on the way

MUST READS

Orthopedic Surgeon Accused of Harming Hundreds of Patients

Lawsuits contend the physician suffered from a neurological condition that left him unfit to operate for years.
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The Benefits of Rigid Sterilization Containers

Here's why these durable devices that keep instruments sterile, safe and secure are worth the investment.
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Ideas That Work: A Safer Way to Search for Medications

A simple fix to an automated dispensing cabinet could further reduce errors.
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CURRENT ISSUE: August 2022

🌐 DIGITAL EDITION
Aug 22 Cover
The Future of Outpatient Total Knees

Promising research and early use of high-tech devices provide a glimpse into what could soon become the norm in same-day joint replacements.
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Trend to Watch: Improve Patient Engagement With Communication Apps

Phone and web platforms, once considered impersonal, are now appreciated for providing intimate care.
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SPECIAL EDITION: July - OR Excellence 2022 Preview

🌐 DIGITAL EDITION
ORX 2022 Preview cover
Learn to Become a Transformative Leader

Second Keynote Speaker Dr. Shari Prentiss, a cancer survivor who has become an in-demand certified speaking professional, will describe how to inspire your team while feeling personally fulfilled doing so.
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Tap Into the Potential of Total Joints

Drs. Lee Rubin and Jinlei Li will lead a hands-on pre-conference workshop on how to develop a standardized, evidence-based outpatient joints program designed for both clinical and financial success.
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READY FOR SURGERY

Total Joints
Optimizing Patients for Optimal Total Joint Outcomes

A multidisciplinary effort that focuses on patient education, effective pain control and safe care is vital.

OR EXCELLENCE

Dennis Snow
From Disney to the OR

Opening keynote speaker Dennis Snow, a skilled teacher of customer service, employee development and leadership, will apply lessons learned from his long executive career at Disney that can help you enhance the patient experience.

FEATURED PHOTO

Coloring
TIME FOR A COLORING BREAK

A Tampa-area ASC run by the Florida Medical Clinic is providing its staff mental rests during busy days of sur¬gery through two large coloring posters. One features a sloth hanging from a branch, the other a floral mandala design. They hang in the break room, where staff color them a little at a time. Studies show that art ther¬apy, and coloring particularly, can reduce anxiety, help to bring people into the present moment and improve motor skill function and focus.

BREAKROOM

Munoz
Megan Muñoz

The nursing student and cover star of our August issue discusses how a new program that placed her in a real-life OR convinced her that a career in surgery was right for her.
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HUMAN RESOURCES

Conflict
How to Conduct Workplace Investigations

Be thorough, professional and impartial… and make sure everything is well-documented.
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