788 Results for Patient Safety

Sure, a successful surgery in the patient’s eyes means waking up and knowing they will soon have their mobility and, essentially, their quality of life back....

Not long ago, the notion of opioid-sparing surgery — the process of reducing potentially addictive narcotics through pre- and intraoperative multimodal anesthesia...

As more and more total joint replacements take place in ambulatory surgery centers and hospital outpatient departments, people often attribute the migration...

Unfortunately, there’s not a magic, all-encompassing solution for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs). Instead, it’s a never-ending process that requires...

The perioperative team at the Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion (ASP) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., is always striving to do...

Waste management is a crucial part of any high-volume GI practice. Your staff deserves a system that is safe, efficient, portable and one-hundred percent...

Infection prevention and sterile processing pros who visit GI centers continue to see the use of inadequate endoscope storage methods that can foster contamination...

We perform roughly 40 procedures a day at our busy orthopedic surgery center, and we expect every patient to leave the operating room without a pressure injury....

Patient warming is a patient safety and patient satisfaction must for top-performing outpatient facilities....

Being aware of the high-risk tasks — the kind that people typically end up sustaining injuries from — is the first step in developing a culture of safety...

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

Patient and staff safety are obvious core values of every surgical organization. Yet problems in this realm are ever-present, and less-than-stellar...

Warming every patient no matter the duration of the surgery is the best course of action for facilities, says J.D. Buchert, MSN, M.Ed., MS, RN, workforce safety manager...

Clear, concise and open communication between ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and physicians’ offices is of the utmost importance in ensuring...

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...

The modern X-ray is a story of progress, transitioning from film to the digital era alongside many other modern technologies....

Surgical site infections (SSIs), among the most common complications in health care, are responsible for delayed wound healing, hospital readmissions...

Medication safety can be a matter of life and death. The RaDonda Vaught case served as a wakeup call about the importance...

Innovation in instrumentation is something I’m passionate about because advances in the tools we use can help me, as an academic orthopedic surgeon...

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