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Welcome to A Day in the Life of an Administrator, our online column, where we sat down with Cynthia Wiersema, director of nursing at NANI Vascular in Fort Wayne, Ind...

Always “doing no harm” is a daunting task, but one same-day surgical centers strive for each day....

In the realm of spine surgery, the traditional requirement of lengthy hospital stays after complex inpatient procedures is rapidly giving way to a new era of same-day spine...

Thomas Durick, MD, had a puzzle on his hands. Fortunately, the answer could be found in his pocket....

More than one-third of U.S. states have now enacted legislation that requires the use of surgical smoke evacuation systems in their ORs. The newest states to come on board...

While the research is mixed, the promise of AI-assisted colonoscopy includes a double-digit boost in adenoma detection rates (ADR). Two experienced gastroenterologists say...

Knee revision might sound a lot like knee replacement surgery, but the procedure entails a higher degree of complexity that demands specialized knowledge, tools and...

It’s easy to feel confused and overwhelmed by the complex processes and requirements of a new ASC build, but stakeholders can remain focused by keeping one core principle...

As longtime ASC physician-owners look to retire or cash out, many lack a clear succession plan to keep their businesses moving forward....

The puzzle of superior surface disinfection is never solved....

Boston Children’s Hospital is renowned for its exemplary care on many fronts, including surgery....

Manual cleaning done properly is effective for eradicating microorganisms....

For surgical facilities, the world of sterile processing is a complex web of carefully managed protocols, people, supplies, scheduling and technology....

Ask Kimberly Candray, CIC, BS, MT(ASCP), why universal nasal decolonization should be a standard component of every facility’s SSI prevention bundle, and you’ll get a...

We know that a zero-tolerance approach for surgical sight infections (SSIs) is what keeps our patients safe, but we also understand that even the slightest change in our...

Preoperative skin prepping removes potentially harmful bacteria and microorganisms from the patient’s skin before the surgeon makes an incision....

As inpatient procedures continue to shift to outpatient surgery centers, the need for heightened SSI prevention strategies, implementation, monitoring and collaboration...

The ASC market continues its rapid growth. In 2023, roughly 116 new ASCs opened in the U.S., many of which were orthopedic-specific in nature....

In her 24 years as a nurse at Penn Medicine, Connie Croce has seen the evolution from open to laparoscopic to robotic surgery....

Through my decades of researching, testing and helping implement healthcare design solutions, I’ve learned an important lesson: A human-centered and evidence-based...

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