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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....

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?

Back in our March issue, we featured an Idea That Works regarding the establishment of nurse specialty leads at WellSpan Apple Hill Surgical Center in York, Pa....

If you want staff to be more engaged and active in quality improvement and other care-related initiatives, think small....

ASCs are required by accreditors like AAAHC to educate staff and complete scenario-based simulations on “internal disaster” topics such as malignant hyperthermia...

Being the only transgender man in the Medical-Surgical unit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Mick Masaba, RN, BSN...

Bend (Ore.) Surgery Center has been operating for more than a quarter-century and, for its leaders, showing appreciation to staff has always been baked into the ASC’s mission....

Lots of thought and energy is expended deciding which cleaning products to use and how to train staff to properly apply them....

Do you often feel stumped when it comes to creating fun, memorable and effective training ideas for your staff? ...

Do you clam up when the surgeon asks you to pick some music during surgery? Or are you just tired of the same ’70s, ’80s and ’90s playlists you’ve heard hundreds of times? ...

WellSpan Apple Hill Surgical Center in York, Pa., houses 10 ORs and three endoscopy procedure rooms, in which an average of 1,250 surgical cases...

To reduce hospital-acquired infections among surgery patients, don’t let your fingernails grow beyond your fingertips and understand that, in many cases, less handwashing...

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....

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

Patients considering outpatient surgeries often have no idea of the true scope of the enterprises that offer them convenient, effective same-day procedures....

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