790 Results for Patient Safety

The ambulatory surgical center environment is a busy one with many caseloads being handled by an expert team of healthcare professionals....

We’ve long heard about the dangers of surgical smoke exposure and how it can threaten the long-term health of staff and patients in the OR, but what about its...

On Mar. 22, the Mountain State’s Republican governor, Jim Justice, signed HB 4376 into law....

Always “doing no harm” is a daunting task, but one same-day surgical centers strive for each day....

More than one-third of U.S. states have now enacted legislation that requires the use of surgical smoke evacuation systems in their ORs. The newest states to come on board...

Through my decades of researching, testing and helping implement healthcare design solutions, I’ve learned an important lesson: A human-centered and evidence-based...

Tracking down all the quality measures necessary to run a safe, efficient surgery center can feel like an impossible task for busy ASC leaders....

There has been an enormous amount of media attention and general buzz surrounding the new glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1) medications semaglutide...

Surgical items are left in patients more frequently than you might think....

Most cataract patients suffer the condition in both eyes. So why not perform cataract surgery on both eyes on the same day? Well, for many surgeons and facilities...

It wasn’t until the caregiver team was debriefing that Connie Schwendeman, MSN, RN, CPAN, NPD-BC, began to relax. Ms. Schwendeman, a corporate learning consultant...

Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is the most underrated postoperative complication. It rarely gets the attention it deserves, and it’s our patients who suffer...

There are a dizzying amount of medication safety requirements and best practices you are expected to comply with every day....

It’s a simple proposition: mark the site of surgery on the patient so it’s clear where the incision should be made....

Surgical positioning can be an undervalued task for all staff....

Surgical facilities across the country are gearing up to participate in Patient Safety Awareness Week from March 10-16....

The ambulatory surgical center environment is a busy one with many caseloads being handled by an expert team of healthcare professionals....

There has been an enormous amount of media attention and general buzz surrounding the new glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1) medications semaglutide...

As the ambulatory environment continues to evolve, outpatient facilities are utilizing regional pain blocks to control pain management in select patients who...

Surgical leaders often wear the infection preventionist (IP) hat for their ASC by necessity. While juggling numerous responsibilities, they do their best to put together...

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