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A Bright Idea for Your ORs
Lighted instruments improve the surgeon's view in the deep, dark recesses of the patient's body.
Anesthesia Alert: 8 Questions to Ask Patients Before Surgery
Full disclosure is key to a safe anesthesia experience.
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Patient lending solves the out-of-pocket burden for your facility and your patients.
Editor's Page: A Special Way to Honor Your Special Nurses
The DAISY Awards recognize nurses for extraordinary care.
FDA Shocked by Spike in Malfunctioning Staplers
Devices that misfired or failed to fire have injured or killed thousands.
Fired Up Over Mandatory Smoke Evacuation Laws
Will more states require the use of surgical plume evacuation systems?
Scott Augustine, MD, the inventor of the Bair Hugger patient warming device, claims it causes SSIs. The manufacturer, and the courts, so far have disagreed.
Ideas That Work: Needlestick Prevention
Fallen Suture Needles? Let Magnetic Sweeper Find Them on the OR Floor
IV Tips & Tricks: Don't Let the Little Pinch Become a Big Ouch
Simple strategies to start IVs right the first time - every time.
Keep Patients Safe in Steep Trendelenburg
Here's a heads-up on what to do when patients are heads-down.
On the Road with Dirty Scopes
How you get scopes to and from the cleaning room is just as important as what happens there.
Reduce the Risk of Radiation Exposure
Proper personal protection and a healthy dose of common sense will limit intraoperative imaging's inherent dangers.
Thinking of Buying... Single-Use Urology Scopes
Are one-and-done cystoscopes and ureteroscopes right for you?
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