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The extraordinary measures nurses took to combat COVID-19 has taken their toll on the profession and continue to worsen the ongoing crisis for the nursing workforce....

Thirty years ago, I became a perioperative leader for the first time in my career. My three-decade leadership journey wouldn’t have been possible without the help of...

Running a successful chronic pain management program demands striking a delicate balance between efficiency and efficacy. Much like other programs that specialize in...

There has been a significant increase in the number of organizations stepping into the diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIB) space in recent years. It’s one thing for...

Instrument cleaning and sterilization is a complicated process rife with potential oversights and failures, so how can you be completely certain your facility’s tools are...

The increased centralization of the nation’s anesthesia provider groups mirrors what’s happening in the ASC market — many physician-owned centers are being...

Shelley Harris, RN, opted for the transient lifestyle when she was young, single and ready to explore the world. Twenty-two years later, she’s still at it. The New Hampshire...

Outpatient facilities run lean by design, but shortages have created gaps along the front lines that are stretching existing staff thin at even the healthiest of facilities....

The importance of same-day outpatient cardiology was on full display in 2020 — during the worst months of the pandemic — and I was fortunate enough to be in the thick...

Surgical facilities across the country are in a holding pattern as court injunctions have temporarily blocked federal COVID-19 vaccination mandates for about half of the...

The symptoms are easy to notice. Sleep and appetite disturbances. Feeling anxious, on edge, stressed out, confused. Difficulty concentrating, guilt, shame, anger,...

I’m a nurse with more than 30 years of OR experience who has undergone my fair share of surgeries. Recently, an elective procedure mishap resulted in four subsequent surgeries over the course of five months...

“Load up the SUV honey, because we’re moving to Arizona.” That’s how I broke the news to my wife last year when I agreed to become the CEO of a small surgical center in a rural part of northern Arizona. I spent most...

At its core, shared governance is nothing more than giving the people who do the actual work a voice in how that work is done. While that sounds like common sense, surgical leaders everywhere know this isn’t often the case...

Katie Yarber, RN, BSN, says delivering babies at Houston Methodist Hospital during the height of last year’s COVID-19 restrictions has been the highlight of her career. “It was...

Surgery centers are highly dependent on anesthesia services to run productive and dynamic surgical businesses, but maintaining working relationships with quality provider groups has never been more challenging....

AORN Addresses Critical Shortage of OR Nurses; Partnership with Chamberlain University prepares students for a career in surgery.

The full-time coder at your busy surgery center is an hourly employee who constantly logs 60-hour workweeks. You're looking to cut your overtime budget and also do the right thing for the hardworking employee by...

Last year, Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare furloughed approximately 3,400 members of its workforce and specifically cited the pause in elective surgeries due to COVID-19 as the reason for the move. Of course, Tenet was hardly...

It was the end of a busy day in Stanford Hospital’s oncology clinic and I was completely spent from the grind of my responsibilities as a surgical intern. I wanted to find a quiet...

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