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Do you clam up when the surgeon asks you to pick some music during surgery? Or are you just tired of the same ’70s, ’80s and ’90s playlists you’ve heard hundreds of times? ...

WellSpan Apple Hill Surgical Center in York, Pa., houses 10 ORs and three endoscopy procedure rooms, in which an average of 1,250 surgical cases...

To reduce hospital-acquired infections among surgery patients, don’t let your fingernails grow beyond your fingertips and understand that, in many cases, less handwashing...

The benefits of pet therapy have been well-established, from stress reduction to reduced loneliness and enhanced social interactions....

If you’re looking to improve the effectiveness of your training, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Instead, consider borrowing some ideas from...

Ensuring patients leave an ASC safely is key to their recovery. Operating on this foundational principle, WellSpan Apple Hill Surgical Center in York, Pa....

Like many healthcare professionals, Cheryl O’Malley, MD, associate dean of graduate medical education at the University of Arizona College of Medicine...

Patients considering outpatient surgeries often have no idea of the true scope of the enterprises that offer them convenient, effective same-day procedures....

Nurse fatigue is a real and present problem in the healthcare environment. Recently, ECRI, a global, independent authority on healthcare technology...

When you are worried about a patient’s vital signs and need to check them frequently, Nurse Hailey, an ER nurse who runs the Instagram account @rnnewgrads, recommends something simple...

Who says Facebook scrolling can’t be productive? Laura Gayton, MHCA, BSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM, director of outpatient surgery for St. Louis University South Campus Surgicenter...

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....

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