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IV poles are critical for patient care, but these OR staples come with a major flaw: The wheels often become jammed and entangled with wires, creating a nuisance for staff...

Circulators were having difficulty locating implants in the implant room at OAM Surgery Center at MidTowne, an orthopedics-only ASC in Grand Rapids, Mich....

Whether it’s cracked instrument marking tape, a miniscule chip out of the jaw of the needle holder or a jaw that has somehow become “sticky,” there are plenty...

There are a dizzying amount of medication safety requirements and best practices you are expected to comply with every day....

The enduring threat of surgical site infections (SSIs) is alarming....

An effective fluid waste management system is a necessity for a busy orthopedic center. After all, the specialty is famous for its messy, fluid-filled cases....

It’s a simple proposition: mark the site of surgery on the patient so it’s clear where the incision should be made....

If your surgeons rely on older power tools because they’re used to them, it’s time to help them keep pace with the changes that continue to revolutionize the kinds...

Surgical positioning can be an undervalued task for all staff....

The jury is out on how big of a role airborne contaminants play when it comes to causing surgical site infections....

New surgery center construction is not for the faint of heart....

Many surgical facility leaders view the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Survey — better known as OAS CAHPS...

Great leaders recognize that trust is the key to any truly functioning, productive relationship....

Federal law enforcement and health agencies have issued a warning that a ransomware group with ties to Russia has encouraged its affiliates to target...

Surgical facilities across the country are gearing up to participate in Patient Safety Awareness Week from March 10-16....

The ambulatory surgical center environment is a busy one with many caseloads being handled by an expert team of healthcare professionals....

A female nursing student found dead Feb. 22 in a wooded area of the University of Georgia campus in Athens hours after she failed to return from a run at a nearby...

Immersed in their day-to-day, employees can often lose their sense of the ultimate reason they are working so hard....

Although surgery demands the in-person presence of most employees, some nonclinical personnel may work remotely or on a hybrid basis....

Talk about a strong endorsement: John Berdahl, MD, an ophthalmologist at Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, S.D., counts his mother and father as patients...

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