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The jury is out on how big of a role airborne contaminants play when it comes to causing surgical site infections....

New surgery center construction is not for the faint of heart....

Many surgical facility leaders view the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Survey — better known as OAS CAHPS...

Talk about a strong endorsement: John Berdahl, MD, an ophthalmologist at Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, S.D., counts his mother and father as patients...

A comfortable patient who is ready for eye surgery is essential for the provider to achieve an optimal outcome....

As the cataract reimbursement scene keeps changing, surgeons and facility leaders must feel like they’re on a roller coaster they never agreed to ride in the first place....

There has been an enormous amount of media attention and general buzz surrounding the new glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1) medications semaglutide...

I’ve worked in the surgery for so long I can see the resemblance of my OR peeps to certain animals. Which ones do you resemble...?

Costing systems are essential to the sustainability and profitability of any successful anesthesia practice....

The calendar says 2024 — and that means the start of a new year of performance improvement projects. You know, those multiple continuous initiatives during...

Unsatisfactory compliance with a major price-disclosure law that went into effect three years ago has resulted in multiple similar proposed laws that seek to improve...

Over the holidays, I spent a week in Tulum, Mexico, gawking at Mayan ruins, snorkeling with sea turtles, swimming through otherworldly cenotes and serving...

Have you noticed one of your co-workers staying late to help another colleague, or taking time to walk with a patient’s family member rather than just pointing them...

When Tabitha Hoffman, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, NPD-BC, recently spoke with the five-person central sterile processing (CSP) staff at WellSpan Health Apple Hill Surgical Center...

Provider stress and burnout didn’t just magically disappear following the end of the pandemic. It did, however, stress to health systems that providers need time...

The COVID-19 pandemic forced us all to adjust and adapt on the fly like never before in an endless variety of ways personally, socially and professionally....

When thinking about the resolution and clarity afforded to providers by an upgrade to a 4K video platform, one could argue that greater resolution is always...

Outpatient Surgery Magazine spoke with two pairs of surgeons to debate the most effective technique for performing total hip arthroplasty (THA)....

Surgical leaders often wear the infection preventionist (IP) hat for their ASC by necessity. While juggling numerous responsibilities, they do their best to put together...

Sterile processing leaders understand that efficiency is paramount when it comes to instrument management, and they often look outside the healthcare industry for help....

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