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At the beginning of 2021, only two U.S. states had enacted legislation mandating the use of smoke evacuation systems in every OR for every smoke-producing procedure....

One need look no further than the emerging threat from Candida auris (C. auris), a fungus that is highly resistant to drugs designed to kill it, to realize the importance...

With the pandemic seemingly on the wane, savvy leaders will reset and take a fresh look at in-person and online educational opportunities for 2024....

The delivery of anesthesia care involves many single-use plastic items, vials of medications and kilowatts of electricity....

Today’s anesthesia machines are a whir of respiration readings, gas flow displays and inspired oxygen feedback, but the high-tech bells and electronic whistles are more...

There are no shortage of reasons to make preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) a top priority, as this problematic complication often prolongs...

Given Medicare’s addition of several orthopedic procedures to its fee schedule, an increasingly graying population and a post-COVID effect that has predisposed...

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

Regional anesthesia has emerged as a valuable technique in the outpatient surgery world, offering effective pain management, reduced opioid consumption...

Difficult airway scenarios in the ASC present life-threatening events that continue to be significant factors in patient injury, death and subsequent malpractice claims...

In the ambulatory surgery environment, regional anesthesia is a go-to technique for reducing postoperative pain....

Change, especially in today’s head-spinning, fast-paced world, can be trying for an organization and its employees and leaders....

Recently I was asked to put together a presentation on avoiding common mistakes in credentialing, privileging and peer review....

Welcome to A Day in the Life of an Administrator, our online column, where we sat down with Rob Taylor, RN, BS, IP, clinical director and total joints coordinator...

These days, you can’t turn on the TV without being assaulted by drug commercials promising to improve everything from your erection to your opioid-induced constipation...

A decade after the CDC, FDA and others first stressed that more attention should be paid to the dangers of improperly reprocessed endoscopes, such errors remain...

Expanding the landscape of surgeries for Medicare patients at ASCs in 2024 does not look promising....

Training and education are at the forefront of everything we do in patient care. Unfortunately, when it comes to expanding the knowledge and skills...

I’m a sucker for traditions. Those set-your-clock-to-it moments you look forward to all year....

If you want staff to be more engaged and active in quality improvement and other care-related initiatives, think small....

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