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Surgical items are left in patients more frequently than you might think....

The status quo can be comforting and reassuring, but it also can choke innovation, progress and growth. In the ASC world, perhaps its most seductive example is paper...

The potential and appeal of robotic platforms has always been easily understood: Surgeons gain clearer fields of view (in three-dimensions) on devices that are...

We recently spoke with two experts: An administrator of an ambulatory surgery center that contracted with a third-party, offsite sterile processing facility after...

Most cataract patients suffer the condition in both eyes. So why not perform cataract surgery on both eyes on the same day? Well, for many surgeons and facilities...

The first time Elizabeth “Betsy” Dovec, MD, FACS, FASMBS, DBOM, performed a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in an ambulatory surgery center setting...

It takes a concerted effort to not only recognize the need for change in your workplace culture, but also to do something about it....

Spring is the season for conferences and live events, which can go a very long way toward revitalizing your outlook....

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that its ongoing investigation of plastic syringes for potential failures has found that the use of...

People often rise to leadership positions due to the excellent quality of their work, but then may have a tough time letting go of that work in their new position....

Technicians in sterile processing departments (SPDs) at surgical facilities across the country are told to follow manufacturers’ instructions for use (IFUs) while cleaning...

In the public consciousness, postoperative recoveries are so frequently associated with opioid misuse that TV dramatizations and documentaries about it litter the streaming...

Early in my career, I was assigned to a patient scheduled for surgery who was supposed to be under the care of an anesthesiologist, only to be later informed that...

It wasn’t until the caregiver team was debriefing that Connie Schwendeman, MSN, RN, CPAN, NPD-BC, began to relax. Ms. Schwendeman, a corporate learning consultant...

Regional anesthesia has become a core component of our workflow at OAM Surgery Center at MidTowne. We perform orthopedics procedures only, averaging between...

Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is the most underrated postoperative complication. It rarely gets the attention it deserves, and it’s our patients who suffer...

Anesthesia is in the middle of a major transition period. Increasingly, we’re seeing a shift away from the low-value/high-cost or ratio-based TEFRA models and a movement...

The 2024 AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo in Nashville kicked off with an opening ceremony Saturday that focused on the 75th anniversary of the storied...

Leaders can sometimes fall into the trap of acting like they have all the answers, and even perhaps see themselves as the hardest-working person in the room....

I started studying karate as an adult, and I was what was called a “legs fighter,” meaning I mostly kicked my way through 11 years of training, complete with some intense...

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