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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?

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 a patient with a small shoulder wound would have been seen by surgeon J. Gabriel Horneff III, MD, FAAOS, earlier in his career when he was armed with 1K imaging...

Your ASC generates and collects an enormous amount of data every day, but are you putting it to work to improve your practice? That’s the basic question posed by...

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education Surgical Ergonomics Committee was created to address the ergonomic challenges surgeons often...

The pandemic, and its attendant conference cancellations and unprecedented disruptions, severely altered the rhythms of many leaders in terms of networking...

From meticulous surface disinfection policies to rigorous skin prepping protocols, surgical leaders have their hands full when it comes to making sure their facilities’...

It’s an exciting time to be in the orthopedics industry. When you combine innovations in sensor-based wearable technologies, smart implants and more accessible...

Finding an easy-to-implement, cost-effective and widely accepted patient-approved infection prevention protocol to help prevent surgical site infections...

Charles Hannon, MD, MBA, an orthopedic surgeon with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is a leading researcher on pain management before, during and after hip...

When Benjamin M. Mauck, MD, was fatally gunned down in a Collierville, Tenn., exam room in July, allegedly by a troubled patient, the Memphis-area community lost...

Considering all the effort you put into the major, headache-inducing aspects of an ASC design and build — the endless delays, the never-ending regulatory hurdles...

Leaders tend to keep going and going “round the clock” — all the while keeping a close eye on how their team is feeling day to day. But it’s a mistake to neglect...

There’s a significant problem in many operating rooms across the United States: Electrosurgical devices can cause significant patient burns and life-threatening fires...

At the beginning of 2021, only two U.S. states had enacted legislation mandating the use of smoke evacuation systems in every OR for every smoke-producing procedure....

One need look no further than the emerging threat from Candida auris (C. auris), a fungus that is highly resistant to drugs designed to kill it, to realize the importance...

With the pandemic seemingly on the wane, savvy leaders will reset and take a fresh look at in-person and online educational opportunities for 2024....

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