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Can you confidently say that your facility embraces a culture of safety and transparency?

Video laryngoscopes are a surgical innovation that have carved out a niche as the go-to tools for managing challenging airways....

It’s fitting that wide-awake hand surgery, a surgical approach so simple it’s considered a patient experience as ordinary as a dental appointment, has gained steam...

From major reimbursement changes to existential threats to procedures that are moving to outpatient facilities (robotics, complex spine and GYN cases), here’s what...

My role embodies all things safety. I’m responsible for promoting safe behaviors, raising awareness about potential hazards, encouraging reporting, auditing...

Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a rare hypermetabolic reaction a patient may have in response to a medication given during general anesthesia....

Making improvements to your facility’s safety culture is no easy task. While healthcare staff work hard to provide the best care for their patients, safety continues...

Behind every needlestick or sharps injury is a story of how it came to happen. Understanding this story, through reporting and auditing of the incident...

Healthcare providers come to work every day to help and heal. When there’s an unexpected outcome — especially one that harms a patient — they tend to be...

Your surgeon and OR team perform a textbook surgery that leaves the patient with only the tiniest of incisions at the surgical site. Unfortunately, that same patient also...

Achieving smoke-free ORs in the procedural setting at PIH Health Downey (Calif.) Hospital was one of the hardest practice challenges I’ve led...

For healthcare providers, the shared primary goal is clear: Keeping their patients and their team members safe and free from harm....

I understand the need to advertise, I really do. But it still annoys me. Especially on local broadcasting where a program scheduled for 30 minutes gives you...

If you aren’t intimately familiar with the CMS Infection Control (IC) worksheet, you’ll probably want to make it a top priority — and the sooner, the better....

Establishing and maintaining a healthy work environment (HWE) is vital for the well-being of healthcare professionals and the delivery of quality patient care....

Every October, National Sterile Processing Week takes place (Oct. 8 to 14 this year). It’s an opportunity for those who care for surgical instruments and equipment to be...

You pull into a spacious parking lot, easily find a spot and make the short walk to the brand new, state-of-the-art surgery center where you’ve scheduled your first...

Being correctly identified and addressed by healthcare staff is every patient’s right. Unfortunately, it’s fairly common for transgender and gender-diverse patients...

An acronym is a great way to remember something important. It can also make the process of speaking up when you are concerned about a potential safety issue...

Want to participate in International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) — it’s Oct. 15-21 — but haven’t had the time to come up with anything?

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