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Whether it’s cracked instrument marking tape, a miniscule chip out of the jaw of the needle holder or a jaw that has somehow become “sticky,” there are plenty...

There are a dizzying amount of medication safety requirements and best practices you are expected to comply with every day....

The enduring threat of surgical site infections (SSIs) is alarming....

An effective fluid waste management system is a necessity for a busy orthopedic center. After all, the specialty is famous for its messy, fluid-filled cases....

It’s a simple proposition: mark the site of surgery on the patient so it’s clear where the incision should be made....

If your surgeons rely on older power tools because they’re used to them, it’s time to help them keep pace with the changes that continue to revolutionize the kinds...

Surgical positioning can be an undervalued task for all staff....

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...

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