Table of Contents
Cover Story: In the Crosshairs
Cybercriminals are coming for your facility’s data — if they don’t already have it.
Patient Selection Drives Total Joints
Preparations for positive outcomes begin with a thorough screening process based on standardized criteria.
Run More Effective Time Outs
Standardized protocols, clear communication and engaged team members lead to safer patient care.
Instrument Care Begins Immediately After Use
Don’t wait until trays of tools arrive in sterile processing to start preparing them for the next case.
The Benefits of Pre-Op Carb Loading
Giving patients pre-surgery supplements to drink prevents dehydration, stabilizes blood glucose levels and improves their overall satisfaction.
Warmed From Start to Finish
Maintaining normothermia in patients throughout their surgical stay sends them home healthy and happy.
No More Never Events
Bolstering manual counts with adjunct technology is a proven way to make sure no sponge is left behind.
Speaking the Same C-arm Language
Surgeons and radiologic techs who operate on the same page perform safer and more efficient surgery.
The Tools of the Orthopedic Trade
Hard-working surgeons want to operate with high-performance drills and saws.
Worry-Free Sinus Surgery
Image-guided navigation improves surgical precision and safety during some of surgery’s most delicate procedures.
Editor's Page: Beware of the Internet's Dark Side
Cybercriminals are targeting individuals to pull off multimillion dollar heists.
Anesthesia Alert: Ask Patients About Their Marijuana Use
The drug impacts the effects of anesthetics and can jeopardize outcomes.
Infection Prevention: Prevent Pressure Injuries Caused by PPE
Protect your staff's skin from the harmful effects of protective gear.
Legal Update: Job Descriptions Matter
A manager’s duties must comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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