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Does your OR have a plethora of unused, wasted supplies? Instead of throwing your surgical drapes, ACE bandages, cotton padding and sterilization wrap...

Six questions should be enough for any member of your staff to OK important decisions and get critical initiatives rolling....

Most new ASCs are opening their doors with an electronic health record (EHR) system in place, and estimates suggest somewhere between 20% to 50% of existing freestanding...

A top-notch total joints program represents the pinnacle of innovative practices, where cutting-edge technology, strategic staffing and meticulous patient selection....

Two trends have remained steady in gynecologic surgery. First, surgeons are more frequently choosing robotic-assisted approaches to offer their patients less...

No matter how prepared your center, surgeons and staff are about sharps injuries, these potentially devastating incidents still can (and probably will) occur....

About a decade ago, Michael P. Ast, MD, performed a hip replacement surgery on a 40-year-old male, a procedure he’d done many times before....

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...

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