790 Results for Patient Safety

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...

Want a surefire way to tarnish a superior surgical outcome from the patient’s perspective? Leave them with a lasting memory of the...

The intraoperative normothermia compliance rate at our 25-OR facility was 56% in September 2021, far lower than the numbers from our...

A thorough and well-meaning ASC administrator purchases a new product for their OR only after they read a study about it that notes stellar outcomes....

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

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

In the past five years, a flood of literature on surgical smoke hazards has confirmed what nurses and surgeons have been complaining about and, in extreme cases...

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA Pain Medicine) recently released the first U.S. guidelines on cannabis use in relation to surgery....

A healthy patient population is a cornerstone of outpatient surgery. Those fortunate enough to be greenlighted for same-day procedures get to...

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....

Just because an instrument has been reprocessed doesn’t mean that it’s clean. In some cases, that’s because reprocessing techs are rushing and forced...

The number of unintended retained surgical items (URSIs) reported to The Joint Commission (TJC) continued to decline in 2022, with 88 events disclosed...

There’s nothing easy about cleaning flexible endoscopes. They’re fragile and expensive and one can argue the margin for reprocessing them safely is...

According to the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS), malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a potentially fatal inherited...

With ASCs increasingly taking on more complex surgical cases, there is a growing movement for surgery centers to take on patients who have traditionally been relegated to hospital-only care...

Virtually every article, webinar or how-to guide on flexible endoscope reprocessing includes some version of this advice: Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s Instructions For Use (IFU)....

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...

Big changes to rules on sterile compounding, labeling meds and safer use of medication administration technology are a few key practice updates that will be published electronically this month in AORN’s Guideline for Medication Safety on eGuidelines+....

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