151 Results for Supply Management

Sterile processing leaders understand that efficiency is paramount when it comes to instrument management, and they often look outside the healthcare industry for help....

Wheeled storage shelves can supplement or even replace fixed shelving at HOPDs and ASCs, says Thomas W. Durick, MD, of The Ohio State University...

Over the past decade, prefilled syringes have become a popular method of drug delivery in outpatient surgery centers....

A management change at Waterbury (Conn.) Surgery Center took place in 2021, and it didn’t take long for the new team to identify daily collections as a problem...

Ever investigated just how many of the instruments and entire instrument trays that arrive in your ORs and procedure rooms throughout each day are actually necessary? ...

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

Surgical site infections (SSIs) can be reduced when leaders standardize the preoperative skin preparation solutions and protocols their...

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....

Necessity is the mother of invention, which is something anesthesiologist Brian Kashin, MD, FRCPC, and his colleagues experienced firsthand while...

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

If you’re serious about sustainability in the OR, then you’d better be focused on your glove purchasing practices....

A recent survey of more than 100 patients from the University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill showed that they form perceptions about the competence and kindness of clinicians based on the color of scrubs they are wearing....

Instagram is often touted as a mindless distraction, but sometimes that endless scrolling can lead you to an ingenious idea. For example, @rnnewgrads, an Instagram page with more than 30,000 followers,...

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+....

Jesse Hixson, MSN, RN, CNOR, administrator for the Monroeville (Pa.) Surgery Center, expected orthopedic and cataract surgeons to be extremely discerning and opinionated about the surgical gloves they used....

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....

In 2021, more than 4,000 cases were performed in the ORs at WellSpan Health Apple Hill Surgical Center in York, Pa., and the facility’s nurses and OR assistants pulled numerous individual supplies...

Combine the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently lowering the recommended initial colorectal screening age from 50 to 45 with the influx of newly scheduled screenings from patients who postponed their colonoscopies during the height...

At Seven Hills ASC & Cath Lab in Henderson, Nev., nurses held a roundtable discussion to determine specific items that would be helpful in the case of an evacuation or emergency event....

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