348 Results for Opinion

Working in health care is a noble profession of the utmost importance, but some say you need a slightly sick sense of humor to make it in the OR. They might be onto...

How does the structure and design of a healthcare facility impact the performance of the surgeon and the outcome of the surgery?...

My staff and I are just catching our breath after the completion of a 13-month expansion of our multispecialty surgery center — a whirlwind process that presented...

You wouldn’t have devoted your life to surgery if you hadn’t fallen head over heels the first time you laid eyes on an OR. Sure, your commitment has been tested...

What role does patient education play in moving more complex procedures to an ASC setting? It’s one of the key factors in a successful surgery. You want to give people the most information possible so there are no surprises....

I believe the velocity of change is more rapid in health care than it is in any other industry. That’s a good thing. It’s this exponential growth that has allowed ASCs and HOPDs to deliver care today that was unimaginable...

It’s hard to believe another year is in the books. New Year’s wouldn’t be complete without the obligatory and overly ambitious list of resolutions we can’t possibly achieve....

I’m feeling festive for the first time in forever. My Christmas tree went up the day after Halloween this year. That’s how excited I am for the holiday season. Granted, it’s an artificial one — not my standard farm-fresh six-footer...

After what we endured in 2020, you’d think it’d be easy to find more than a few reasons to be thankful this year. But some folks are having trouble letting go of the chronic-complaint, woe-is-me mindset that was so easy...

What does safe surgical care mean to you? Eliminating avoidable adverse events by developing and maintaining competent teams...

Every time we send out a staff engagement survey, we include the following question: Does your manager have a safety-first mindset? The question may seem out of place on an engagement survey,...

Rampant wildfires, historic flooding, destructive hurricanes and record-setting heat waves have made this year one for the record books. And while the weather outside is becoming increasingly erratic and impossible...

Orthopedics is a male-dominated field. What needs to be done to remedy that? This is a very big topic because we have to address the underlying causes of...

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already seen the well-deserving winners of the 2021 OR Excellence Awards. Because the editors of this fine publication didn’t feel the need to solicit input from their backpage banterer...

You were a successful nurse anesthetist when you gained national attention from Dirty John, a podcast about your former husband John Meehan, disgraced CRNA, con man...

In the rapid-turnover, high-volume world of outpatient surgery, anesthesia professionals prepare for the worst but hope for the best. In a vast majority of cases,...

Outpatient surgery is often compared to aviation because both industries use checklists and crew resource management to avoid catastrophe. Airlines and surgery centers also rely on tight schedules to keep daily operations running,...

I just spent three weeks at a hospital giving out COVID-19 vaccines. Or at least trying to. The area where I worked was in a huge building with lots of space to accommodate crowds that didn't show. Fourteen vaccine administration...

I started working as a nurse in 1980. Not even three weeks into my training, I was learning how to assist a difficult-to-work-with surgeon during a challenging case. The process brought me to tears — literally. At one point,...

Complaining is as American as baseball (the games are too long!) and apple pie (the crust isn’t flaky enough!). Many of our problems simply aren’t that serious, but that doesn’t stop us from griping about, well,...

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