Archive May 2019 XX, No. 5

Features

Thumbs Up on Safety Scalpels
Our reader survey finds more surgeons are using them - but many still refuse to convert.

Can We Predict and Prevent Pressure Injuries?
Match redistribution and relief devices with the level of susceptibility.

Your Road to Safer Lap Choles
Strategies to prevent bile duct injuries during gallbladder removal.

OR Screen Size Matters, But There's More
A monitor's diagonal length is important, but not everything is measured in inches.

The Future of Orthopedic Anesthesia
5 innovative, opioid-free ways to manage the most painful surgeries.

20 Hot, New Orthopedic Products
Here's what we saw at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons conference.

Pointers to Prevent Posterior Capsular Rupture
Devices and drugs to avoid the complication every cataract surgeon dreads - when the capsular bag unexpectedly breaks during the case.

Pain, Pain Go Away
4 advances in chronic pain treatment you'll be relieved to know about.

Keep Your OR Team Comfortable
The physical demands of surgery can wear down your doctors and staff.

Ideas That Work

Ideas That Work: Canine Cure-All
Meet Lulu, the Pet Therapy Dog.

Ideas That Work: Live Streaming Surgery
A Live Look in the OR.

Ideas That Work: Animated Discharge Instructional Videos

Ideas That Work: Left or Right?
Clip-on Reminders Of the Correct Side.

Ideas That Work: Strength in Numbers
Track When You Cleaned Your Curtains.

Ideas That Work: Hand Gel Water Guns

Ideas That Work: HIPAA Compliance
Call for Patients by Number, Not by Name.

Ideas That Work: Donating Care
Surgery on Sunday.

Staffing: Can't We All Just Get Along?
5 strategies to foster better teamwork.

Anesthesia Alert: Pointers to Prevent Post-op Delirium
Protect older patients from anesthesia-induced brain fog.

Medical Malpractice: Going Off-Label Can Cost You Big-Time
$14.9 million for patient paralyzed by epidural corticosteroid injection.

Business Advisor: Scripting for Your Front Desk Receptionist
Tactful responses for 5 common patient questions and complaints.

Behind Closed Doors: I'd Rather Go to the DMV
Ever have a day when renewing your license beats working in the OR?

May 2019

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