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From meticulous surface disinfection policies to rigorous skin prepping protocols, surgical leaders have their hands full when it comes to making sure their facilities’...

It’s an exciting time to be in the orthopedics industry. When you combine innovations in sensor-based wearable technologies, smart implants and more accessible...

Finding an easy-to-implement, cost-effective and widely accepted patient-approved infection prevention protocol to help prevent surgical site infections...

Charles Hannon, MD, MBA, an orthopedic surgeon with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is a leading researcher on pain management before, during and after hip...

When Benjamin M. Mauck, MD, was fatally gunned down in a Collierville, Tenn., exam room in July, allegedly by a troubled patient, the Memphis-area community lost...

The delivery of anesthesia care involves many single-use plastic items, vials of medications and kilowatts of electricity....

Today’s anesthesia machines are a whir of respiration readings, gas flow displays and inspired oxygen feedback, but the high-tech bells and electronic whistles are more...

There are no shortage of reasons to make preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) a top priority, as this problematic complication often prolongs...

Over the past decade, prefilled syringes have become a popular method of drug delivery in outpatient surgery centers....

Regional anesthesia has emerged as a valuable technique in the outpatient surgery world, offering effective pain management, reduced opioid consumption...

Difficult airway scenarios in the ASC present life-threatening events that continue to be significant factors in patient injury, death and subsequent malpractice claims...

In the ambulatory surgery environment, regional anesthesia is a go-to technique for reducing postoperative pain....

Recently I was asked to put together a presentation on avoiding common mistakes in credentialing, privileging and peer review....

Welcome to A Day in the Life of an Administrator, our online column, where we sat down with Rob Taylor, RN, BS, IP, clinical director and total joints coordinator...

These days, you can’t turn on the TV without being assaulted by drug commercials promising to improve everything from your erection to your opioid-induced constipation...

Expanding the landscape of surgeries for Medicare patients at ASCs in 2024 does not look promising....

Training and education are at the forefront of everything we do in patient care. Unfortunately, when it comes to expanding the knowledge and skills...

I’m a sucker for traditions. Those set-your-clock-to-it moments you look forward to all year....

If you want staff to be more engaged and active in quality improvement and other care-related initiatives, think small....

ASCs are required by accreditors like AAAHC to educate staff and complete scenario-based simulations on “internal disaster” topics such as malignant hyperthermia...

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