Jury: Surgical gowns didn't protect as promised. Evidence shows Kimberly-Clark and Halyard Health deliberately misled customers about the impermeability of MicroCool surgical gowns.
U.S. lawmakers introduce ASC Quality and Access Act. The proposed legislation aims to improve access to cost-effective, quality care.
Is facility responsible for swallowed dental bridge during surgery? Hospital says standard of care wasn't breached.
Misleading latex labeling may contribute to allergic reactions. Protecting staff and patients from latex allergens may be more difficult than it sounds, say the authors of a new white paper.
New Orleans surgeon avoids video voyeurism charges. A jury ruled his cellphone images of naked patients in the OR weren't sexual in nature.
Study finds mobile app follow-ups as effective as in-person visits. Breast reconstruction patients loved the convenience of mobile app-based follow-up, and were no more prone to complications.
Compounding pharmacy owner Barry Cadden acquitted of murder. Jurors delivered a mixed a verdict today in the trial of the former president of the New England Compounding Center.
Another Patient Death Raises Question: Is Gluteal Fat Grafting Safe? Ranika Hall, a 25-year-old Missouri woman, died last week after undergoing the procedure -- also known as the Brazilian butt lift -- at a Florida surgery center.
Bill would eliminate medicare co-pays for polyp removal during colonoscopies. Currently, screenings are covered, but Medicare bills patients for excisions.
Former head of sales testifies NECC president knew his company was to blame for tainted steroids outbreak. Ron Ronzio told jurors that as soon as they got word that a patient was ill after being injected with an NECC steroid, president Barry Cadden "knew
The program is set for OR Excellence 2017. Make plans now to join top surgical leaders in Las Vegas for 3 days of learning, networking and fun.
A strong culture of safety begins with leadership. The Joint Commission outlines what healthcare leaders must do to promote and support safe practices.
What's behind the spike in Opioids disappearing from VA hospitals? The drug losses have been attributed to clinical staff stealing medications, either for their own use or for sale on the street.
Despite neuropathy, jury finds total hip patient cared for properly. Expert testimony convinced jurors that a nerve injury sustained during a hip arthroplasty was a "known and unavoidable complication," not the product of a surgical negligence.
Bill would lift moratorium on construction and expansion of physician-owned hospitals. Texas Congressman continues to fight for repeal.
Oregon bill would Let ASCs offer extended care. Legislation would let patients at select surgery centers recuperate at the facilities for up to 48 hours after admission.
10% of alcohol-based preps allowed to dry for 3 minutes caught fire. Researchers say surgeons can decrease OR fire risk by using non-alcohol based skin preps or avoiding pooling of the prep solution.
Emails show Barry Cadden tried to cover his tracks after his lab shipped contaminated steroids. "No more fudging. No more BS. We must clean up all of our processes," NECC President Barry Cadden wrote in one email.
Humble Surgical Hospital is excoriated by judge for bilking Aetna out of millions. Texas facility paid physicians referral fees and submitted inflated claims, says court.
Faulty sensor leads to recall of Alaris Syringe Pump. Sensor-related false alarms could interrupt the supply of vital fluids to patients.