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One thing accreditation surveyors look for when they visit your facility is if your OR is housing any lingering expired medications and supplies....

If you’re looking to boost patient satisfaction and word-of-mouth about your facility’s surgical experience, you may want to steal a page from...

Like many ASCs, OAM Surgery Center at MidTowne in Grand Rapids, Mich., is concerned about unnecessary traffic going in and out of its ORs....

Getting your OR to remember all relevant surgical site infection (SSI) prevention protocols isn’t always easy — especially for the facilities with...

Even when endoscopy staff are well-taught and well-trained, accidents happen in what can be fast-paced, high-volume environments at GI centers....

The nurses at Nemours Children’s Hospital’s NICU, located in Wilmington, Del., have developed various crafty ideas using NICU babies’ hands and feet...

Got a room or small section of your facility that isn’t being fully used? Consider turning it into a place where staff can go to unwind and recharge....

Rewarding staff for preventing errors and keeping patients safe are the means to an end every surgical leader strives to achieve...

If you want your staff to recall their training long after the in-service is done, you’ve got to make it fun, engaging and challenging....

A recent survey of more than 100 patients from the University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill showed that they form perceptions about the competence and kindness of clinicians based on the color of scrubs they are wearing....

If you want to go beyond the standard meet- and-greet when you add a new surgeon to your facility, consider doing something like UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center did.....

When a child is scheduled for a surgical procedure — even a quick and routine tympanostomy or tonsillectomy — the experience can leave parents rife with anxiety....

WVU Medicine has created an online platform that allows patients and surgeons to communicate with each other online after low-risk procedures as a part of their follow-up care....

Instagram is often touted as a mindless distraction, but sometimes that endless scrolling can lead you to an ingenious idea. For example, @rnnewgrads, an Instagram page with more than 30,000 followers,...

To further reduce the risk of medical errors, the management team at WellSpan Health Apple Hill Surgical Center, a multispecialty ASC in York, Pa., identified a need to improve communication, teamwork and...

Amy Avila, RN, CCRN, CSC, has a simple suggestion that can help perioperative healthcare workers decompress: Get a little artistic, even if you’re not a natural....

Want a simple way to make sure your staff recycles more? Make sure cans are easily accessible and visible. Knoxville (Tenn.) Orthopaedic Surgery Center utilizes recycling trash cans in its staff lounges...

If your staff always finds itself in need of an open outlet that never seems to exist, here’s a simple fix: Power strips that can be mounted to IV poles, mobile carts and modular workstations...

The staff at Seven Hills ASC & Cath Lab in Henderson, Nev., developed a simple yet effective way to remind their catheter lab patients who...

In 2021, more than 4,000 cases were performed in the ORs at WellSpan Health Apple Hill Surgical Center in York, Pa., and the facility’s nurses and OR assistants pulled numerous individual supplies...

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