Table of Contents
12 Tips for Instrument Care and Cleaning
If you take care of your instruments, they'll take care of you.
A Look at the Latest in Ophthalmic Lasers
New treatments and excellent outcomes are just a few of the reasons to add the technology.
Behind Closed Doors: Disorientation
Onboarding at a new hospital can be as tortuous as waterboarding.
Business Advisor: Make Your Preference Cards a Current Affair
10 tips to keep your pick lists accurate and up to date.
Can Sealed Sterilization Containers Lock in Savings?
How to decide if containers or wrapping is best for your facility.
Employee Safety: Banding Together to Breathe Easier
Nurses at Baptist Hospital took the lead in eliminating surgical smoke from the ORs.
Environmental Stewardship: Trash to Treasure: Going Green for the Greater Good
Monongahela Valley Hospital reduces OR waste to help the environment - and the less fortunate.
Ergonomics in the OR: Protecting Your Surgeons
Limit your physicians' risk of suffering career-threatening injuries from the physical strain of surgery.
Financial Management: Taming a Tangled Suture Inventory
Bringing order to a disorderly suture supply - on a single suture cart in a single location.
Infection Prevention: Pretreating Instruments at the Point of Use
How we got our surgical staff to spray dirty instruments in the OR.
Infection Prevention: Stepping Up to Prevent SSIs
Staff at Saint Francis Health System has worked hard to significantly lower infection risks - and they're not done yet.
Pain Control: A Big-Picture Approach to Pain Management
Lakeside Surgery Center has responded to the nationwide opioid crisis by controlling post-op discomfort with limited use of the painkillers.
Patient Safety: Solving Problems That Were Large in Scope
Flexible endoscopes were a potential patient safety issue at Baystate Medical Center. Now? Not so much.
Patient Satisfaction: Care Through the Patients' Eyes
Staff at Lakeland Surgical & Diagnostic Center see satisfaction surveys as a golden opportunity to bolster every aspect of patient care.
Regulatory Affairs: How Transparent Is Healthcare Transparency?
The window into price and quality data could be as clear as mud.
Safety: We Don't Need Another Checklist
It's time to address the elephant in the operating room: human error.
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