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Welcome to A Day in the Life of an Administrator, our new online column, where we sat down with Carson McCafferty, MSN, RN, CNOR, CNAMB, CSRN...

Administrators and ambulatory surgery center (ASC) leaders play a key role in ensuring that their organizations are properly governed....

Ambulatory Surgery Solutions & Education

As ambulatory surgery volumes expand, perioperative teams report challenges with hiring, onboarding, training and finding networking opportunities to share best practices. AORN has a wide range of resources that support ambulatory teams in providing safe surgical care and addressing education needs and challenges. Download the ASC Solutions brochure. Whether you’re an ASC periop professional looking for education resources or an ambulatory leader planning for your team’s continuing education, AORN offers the resources you need to support your goals.

Tool Kits for the Administrator

Open Access Tool Kits are available for free to Administrators in the following topics:

As an AORN member benefit, you have access to additional Tool Kits at Tool Kits | AORN. Not a member? Use the code OSM25 to join at AORN Membership - AORN INC.

Ideas That Work

The Ideas That Work column in Outpatient Surgery Magazine has been a staple in our publication for many years. Here readers share their best tips on a wide variety of challenges in outpatient surgery – from patient tips and workarounds to encouraging staff to grow, engage and collaborate as a team plus many more practical solutions to everyday problems. The Administrators at facilities across the country have contributed to these Ideas That Work, which offer a light read with a strong focus on results.


Your Leadership Tips

The Administrator is at the heart of the ambulatory facility with major responsibilities that span across clinical and business areas. As a leader, often overlooked is self-help for this individual who is under the pressures of day-to-day oversight of operations as well as future strategies for the business. These Leadership Tips have been crafted to offer leadership skills for this stressful environment – and help the Administrator with a weekly dose of thoughtful advice.

Resources From the Field

Outpatient Surgery Magazine authors and readers often share valuable tools and resources with our editorial team that they have developed for their own facilities or have found through research for a specific need. Visit Resources to discover items that may prove to be helpful for an Administrator to adapt for their organization.