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In the Crosshairs

Cybercriminals are coming for your facility’s data — if they don’t already have it. Brett Johnson says healthcare systems are easy targets for the cybercriminals he used to work alongside and believes online attacks are ramping up.

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MUST READS

Ideas That Work: Easy Access

A Pocket Guide to Survey Success - No matter when surveyors come knocking, this facility’s staff is always prepared.
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A Year Later

How far has the surgical industry come in embracing underrepresented doctors, nurses and techs over the last twelve months?
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Can You Pass This Patient Safety Quiz?

How ready is your staff to protect patients from hazards like pressure injuries, malignant hyperthermia, wrong-site surgery?
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CURRENT ISSUE: July 2021

🌐Digital Edition
Patient Selection Drives Total Joints

Preparations for positive outcomes begin with a thorough screening process based on standardized criteria.
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No More Never Events

Bolstering manual counts with adjunct technology is a proven way to make sure no sponge is left behind.
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SPECIAL EDITION: INNOVATIONS

🌐Digital Edition
June Issue
Accelerated Growth Spurs Innovation and Change

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed ambulatory facilities to the brink and back.
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Building the Future of Outpatient Surgery

The ambulatory surgery community forges ahead to create and renovate new centers of surgical innovation in a challenging climate.
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PINT-SIZED PATIENTS

 
Kid-Friendly Care

Pediatric surgical patients have unique needs. Is your facility meeting them?

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IT’S BEEN A YEAR…

 
Has COVID-19 Changed Anesthesia Care for Good?

Intubation boxes, maximum PPE, video laryngoscopy: Are they here to stay, or will providers shed extra precautions?

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Featured Photo

 
Strike Team Assemble!

When SSIs occurred among patients who underwent colon and gynecology procedures at University of Wisconsin (UW) Health, clinical leaders wondered if a lack of compliance with the infection prevention bundle created for the service lines was to blame. Enter the Strike Team, a multidisciplinary group of surgical professionals who came together to find out why infections occurred and prevent them from happening again.
PHOTO CREDIT: John Maniaci, UW Health

Breakroom Q&A

Minerva Romero Arenas, MD, MPH, FACS

The cofounder of the Latino Surgical Society discusses the ongoing challenges in developing surgeons from communities that remain underrepresented in medicine, and how providers of all kinds can work together to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the world of surgery.
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THE GREAT DEBATE

What’s the Best Way to Replace Hips?

Posterior approach or direct anterior approach? Dive into the ongoing argument and see why it’s far from over.
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