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11 Patient Communication Apps
From chatbot-powered pre-op text messaging to AI-driven recovery plans, technology is transforming the patient experience.
9 Things You May Not Know About TASS
The rare but dangerous condition isn't a problem for most eye surgeons... until it is. Here's an update.
Anesthesia Alert: Anesthesia's Infection Control Challenges
It's time for your providers to clean up their acts - and their workstations.
Behind Closed Doors: I'm Surrounded by Youngsters
Who let all these twentysomething nurses into my room?
Catching Up With 5 Sustained-Release Drugs
New inserts, implants and injections extend therapy for days or even weeks after surgery.
Coding & Billing: 3 Reimbursement Traps to Avoid
How to steer clear of these common revenue-killers.
Fighting MRSA Infection With a Tissue and a Swab
Nasal decolonization as part of a bundled approach can help reduce wound infections.
Legal Update: Are You Ready for an Emergency?
Legal nurse consultant: Prepare for a crisis before you have one.
Controversy in hernia repair puts you and your surgeons at the front lines of patient education.
Pain Is Personal
Patients do well if you do away with a one-size-fits-all approach to managing their post-op discomfort.
Perfecting the Prone Position
By adding a methodical, aviation-like checklist that focused on teamwork, we reduced repositioning and patient injuries.
Staffing: Yes, You Can Become a Better Leader
Be the one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.
Tell Your Patients to Drink Up
Pre-op nutrition beverages prepare patients' bodies for the rigors of surgery.
The MH in Me
As a surgeon who tested positive for susceptibility to malignant hyperthermia, the potential for my patient and team to experience a sudden MH crisis is never far from my mind.
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