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The benefits of pet therapy have been well-established, from stress reduction to reduced loneliness and enhanced social interactions....

If you’re looking to improve the effectiveness of your training, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Instead, consider borrowing some ideas from...

Ensuring patients leave an ASC safely is key to their recovery. Operating on this foundational principle, WellSpan Apple Hill Surgical Center in York, Pa....

Your OR may seem spotless and sterile, but tiny airborne particles could still be lingering in the air, potentially causing post-op surgical site infections (SSIs)....

Success in the rapidly growing endoscopic spine surgery (ESS) space often comes down to striking a delicate balance between two sometimes disparate factors...

Skin antisepsis practices that destroy microorganisms and inhibit the microbial load on your patients’ skin should be the cornerstone of every surgical procedure...

The day before I spoke with Peter Kim, MD, an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in the Boston area, he performed a unilateral endoscopic carpal tunnel release on a friend and colleague...

Patient and staff safety are obvious core values of every surgical organization. Yet problems in this realm are ever-present, and less-than-stellar...

Most surgical cases were done open or laparoscopically back then. No emergent, complex or urgent case was performed in a minimally invasive fashion....

The Williamson Eye Center has been around for 75 years, and it includes our ASC, which was one of the first dedicated to ophthalmology in Louisiana....

Imagine a future with ORs in which already talented surgeons are aided by 3D technology that produces spectacular images with such clarity...

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States....

Facilities looking to upgrade their capital equipment often find the prices are so high that it derails the budget....

With the rapid advances in computing power, artificial intelligence (AI) and remote operation capabilities, today’s integrated ORs can do wonders for facilities....

There are plenty of misconceptions about what robotic surgical systems can do for orthopedic surgeons and the patients on whom they operate....

April flooding brought May flowers to sunny California, where I’m on assignment....

An industry standard tells you exactly what’s at stake when adding new staff to your OR team: Hiring the wrong person will cost you three times that person’s annual salary....

Clear, concise and open communication between ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and physicians’ offices is of the utmost importance in ensuring...

Like many healthcare professionals, Cheryl O’Malley, MD, associate dean of graduate medical education at the University of Arizona College of Medicine...

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