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Mo Halawi, MD, grew up in Lebanon, where he remembers his grandmother receiving acetaminophen to manage her pain after a major surgery. When he began practicing...

Megan Muñoz is finishing up nursing school at Chamberlain University’s Addison, Ill., campus. She just finished her clinical, and will graduate with her BSN in September. Unlike many BSN students, however, Ms. Muñoz is OR-ready...

More than 350 lawsuits have been filed against Richard David Heekin, MD, accusing the Florida orthopedic surgeon of performing hip and knee replacements while exhibiting...

Nurses are leaving the OR and while there are numerous external factors to blame — industrywide staffing shortages, unrealistic time pressures and a sense of bone-deep burnout from a stubborn, unyielding pandemic...

Colonoscopy is the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening and surveillance, but folds and blind spots within the colon can harbor precancerous polyps that may be...

Patient safety should be top of mind at all times, even when high-volume days and high-pressure situations threaten to distract the clinical team from taking the necessary steps to reduce the risk factors that can lead to adverse events....

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Three dozen Medicare patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA) at a single surgery center showed no increases in complication rates compared to data from...

Recently, Edward Oates, MD, a trauma and orthopedic surgeon in Germany, posted a question to #orthotwitter: “How do you avoid cuts to your distal interphalangeal joints when using suture thread?” After many providers replied...

Sure, you know the workplace personalities of your staff, but how well do you really know them? Here’s a fun and effective way to find out more about the people you work with. Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center...

There’s a great deal of attention paid to the importance of optimizing the nutritional status of patients before surgery and doing away with NPO requirements to prepare them for the stress of invasive procedures...

Throughout the course of a day, certain instruments require special attention or need to be fast-tracked through the reprocessing cycle and returned to the ORs as soon as possible. Attaching a green plastic placard...

The practice of requiring healthcare workers to search for medications by typing in at least the first five letters of the intended drug into automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) would go a long way toward preventing potentially...

The students who came into the nurse’s office at P.S. duPont Middle School in Wilmington, Del., would invariably begin playing with a stethoscope, testing their pulse oximetry or taking their temperatures....

One of the ASCs run by the Florida Medical Clinic in the Tampa area has found a way to give its employees much-needed mental rests during busy days of surgery. Leadership bought two large coloring posters — one of a sloth...

You never want to run out of key supplies your surgical team needs on a daily basis, but you also don’t want to throw away items because they’ve expired. That’s why staff at Eye 35 ASC in Schertz, Texas, place star stickers on items...

A complaint about the behavior of a staff member will hopefully never get to the point where it’s heard by a jury, but you should know how to conduct a thorough, professional and well-documented investigation...

Pressure injury prevention isn’t just about using the right positioning aids. It’s an ever-continuing process of monitoring, documentation, education, investigation, risk assessment and process improvement. A dedicated, interdisciplinary team...

About 45 minutes before surgery, Joseph Nessler, MD, will stop by pre-op to mark the correct surgical site of his total joint patients. He’ll say hello, note his initials where he intends to cut and ask if the patient has any last-minute questions....

Surgeons are often compared to elite competitive athletes, but perhaps professional dancer is more appropriate — at least when it comes understanding the ergonomic and musculoskeletal issues physicians face throughout their careers....

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