244 Results for Staffing

With the healthcare industry in the throes of a nationwide staffing crisis, nurses and techs have more power than ever over where they hang their scrubs....

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...

If you’re on the fence about entering the outpatient GI space, a few statistics on colonoscopy cases should be all the convincing you need....

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, surgical leaders and their teams have dealt with unprecedented levels of stress, as well as exceedingly volatile staffing situations....

Between the effects of a once-in-a-generation pandemic, increased patient demand and an aging population that will soon exceed the number of nurses available, ambulatory facility leaders everywhere are...

Leaders of outpatient surgery centers are forever asked to do more with less, but 2022 was an extreme version of that dynamic for many. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued its excruciating journey to...

In a world where frontline healthcare workers are being challenged more than ever before, it can be tough to convince your nurses and techs to step up and fill leadership roles in the OR and throughout your outpatient surgery facility....

The $1.7 trillion federal spending package passed by the lame-duck Congress last month includes a 2% reduction in physicians’ pay for Medicare cases, which experts in the same-day surgical industry say will have multiple immediate negative...

What is your leadership style? That question has been posed to me virtually every time I interviewed for a leadership position, and it’s a question I’ve often asked candidates myself. I no longer ask the leadership-style question. It simply doesn’t get to...

Major change doesn’t happen overnight — especially in the world of surgery. Little by little the trends of today mold and shape the industry of tomorrow. For facility leaders, keeping up with these changes is an absolute imperative....

This special issue of Outpatient Surgery Magazine is dedicated to safety from both the patient and the staff perspectives. It’s a topic that is near and dear to me for many reasons. As a nurse with more 30 years’ experience working at...

Our endoscopy center opened in December 2019, a few months before COVID-19 hit. My head was spinning not only from trying to run a brand new facility, but from rapidly changing infection prevention protocols...

Anesthesia providers who excel in the outpatient setting have mastered the art and science of using local anesthetics to numb pain during increasingly complex procedures. They also understand how to...

You’d be hard-pressed to find surgical leaders who aren’t directly impacted by the nationwide staffing crisis. Over the last five years, hiring qualified professionals to work in the surgical industry has become a difficult task....

No industry has been untouched by the Great Resignation, with organizations of all sizes and kinds struggling to retain their best employees — forget finding new talent to fill open positions. The healthcare field has been particularly hard hit...

Megan Muñoz is finishing up nursing school at Chamberlain University’s Addison, Ill., campus. She just finished her clinical, and will graduate with her BSN in September. Unlike many BSN students, however, Ms. Muñoz is OR-ready...

A complaint about the behavior of a staff member will hopefully never get to the point where it’s heard by a jury, but you should know how to conduct a thorough, professional and well-documented investigation...

Megan Muñoz is finishing up nursing school at Chamberlain University outside of Chicago. She just completed her clinical rotation and will graduate with her BSN in September. Unlike many nursing students, however, Ms. Muñoz is ready to...

You likely have a natural skill for spotting areas of needed improvement and identifying the changes your facility needs to make. Of course, identifying those areas...

The first perception that comes to mind when one thinks of social media on the job, especially when it’s a fast-paced, high-stakes surgical environment, is people slacking off by glancing at their phones when they should be...

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