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Top leaders and frontline staff at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta are teaming up to find creative ways to provide the best experience for patients from underrepresented groups and partner with the local communities they serve. “We’re not checking boxes,...”

The surgical services team at Ascension St. Vincent Mercy Hospital in Elwood, Ind., is well into year three without a single surgical site infection (SSI). That impressive run has earned its staff the 2022 OR Excellence Award for Infection Prevention....

The admittedly strong-armed tactic from orthopedic surgeon Randy G. Delcore, MD, to the anesthesiologists who practice at Cedar Orthopaedic Surgery Center came in 2013. “I essentially issued a mandate and said, ‘You’re not coming to my facility..."

At the heart of Knoxville (Tenn.) Orthopaedic Surgery Center’s full-circle approach to top-quality patient care is a very simple philosophy: Take care of those who take care of the patients. “I feel like it’s my ultimate responsibility...

Knee and hip replacement patients who develop deep wound infections postoperatively can suffer dire consequences. Infected patients require several weeks of antibiotic...

Surgical instruments that are of poor quality or improperly maintained can fail during procedures, an alarming occurrence that jeopardizes outcomes...

Anil Nanda, MD, a prominent neurosurgeon who was placed on administrative leave from his academic positions at Rutgers University last year amid “ghost surgeries”...

The team at Eye 35 ASC, a fast-paced, high-volume eye surgery center in Schertz, Texas, doesn’t limit their attention to one or two formal patient safety projects every year. Rather, the center’s tight-knit team operates every day with a keen philosophy...

I’m not a roller coaster guy. Never have been. But last month, during a family trip to Ocean City, Md., my brother-in-law asked me to ride shotgun on the Tidal Wave, a towering steel monster with two...

This year’s standout performers in surgery show how hardworking and passionate professionals set the standard for safe, cost-effective, satisfying and welcoming care. The profiles of the winning facilities recognize staff-pleasing tweaks...

Patients looking for the latest technology and top-caliber spine care will soon have another option in the Los Angeles area. DISC Sports & Spine Center,...

Wrapping instruments in blue wrap might not be the best choice when your sterile processing department is responsible for turning around a high-volume of tools...

Spine surgeries used to require a six-inch incision and a saber saw to cut through muscles. Patients lost a lot of blood and managing their post-op pain required...

Your surgical team just successfully completed a total hip replacement with robotic assistance on a 70-year-old woman. The anesthesia provider administered ondansetron, a serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonist,...

In a world turned upside-down by COVID and dizzying rates of staff turnover, live, team-based training on how to quickly respond to an instance of the rare but potentially fatal phenomenon of malignant hyperthermia (MH) is...

The most difficult airway is the unanticipated one. Those eight words of advice that Robert W. Simon, DNP, MS, CRNA, CHSE, CNE, heard repeatedly throughout his...

Preventing inadvertent perioperative hypothermia, a complication that can cause a host of problems such as vasoconstriction, tissue hypoxia and an increased likelihood of...

Injecting a nerve cluster with a local anesthetic can provide patients with days of pain relief following orthopedic, abdominal or spine surgery. Regional anesthesia means...

How did you wind up in Ukraine providing medical services and training? I went over there as part of a non-governmental organization called Global Surgical and Medical Support Group (GSMSG),...

Anesthesia providers often make everything look easy — perhaps too easy. When staff walk into an OR during a surgical case, it can appear like we’re not doing much at all. But anyone who has ever worked in this field will tell you...

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