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October 2014

Don't Wait to Register for ASC-8

Only 1 in 5 Medicare-certified ASCs are ready to report flu vaccination data.

Published: October 31, 2014

Check Out This Slideshow From OR Excellence

The learning and fun never stopped in the Big Easy.

Published: October 31, 2014

Is Joan Rivers's Daughter Suing Endoscopy Clinic for Wrongful Death?

Melissa Rivers hires high-profile attorneys, will likely file multimillion-dollar lawsuit.

Published: October 30, 2014

Do You Recommend Prehab to Your Patients?

Study: Patients who follow pre-surgery program have an edge on rehab-only patients.

Published: October 29, 2014

How to Handle Ebola Biohazardous Waste

Group of organizations releases 5 recommendations on Ebola waste sterilization.

Published: October 29, 2014

» Read all news items from October 2014

September 2014

Daytime is Best for Lap Choles

Overnight, they're more likely to convert to open cases.

Published: September 30, 2014

Can We Predict the Quality of Recovery?

Researchers explore the cellular basis for post-surgical healing.

Published: September 26, 2014

Patient Sues, But Facility, Physicians Not Liable for Tooth Loss

Patient had poor dental health and clenched on bite block after procedure.

Published: September 25, 2014

No One Noticed and No Alarms Sounded When Tourniquet Deflated

Lawsuit: Bolus dose of lidocaine caused patient to code on OR table.

Published: September 25, 2014

Medical Assistant Sues Anesthesia Group for Firing Her for Being Muslim

Employer denies allegations, cites failure to report missing Demerol as reason for firing.

Published: September 24, 2014

» Read all news items from September 2014

August 2014

Wrongly Connected Tubing a Major Concern, Says Joint Commission

Sentinel Event Alert cites 117 cases, 21 deaths.

Published: August 27, 2014

Change Coming to GI Centers' Payment Models

AGA President: Now's the time to get a jump on bundled colonoscopy payments.

Published: August 26, 2014

Black Box Recorder On Its Way

New surgical tracking device detects errors, provides feedback.

Published: August 25, 2014

Drug Mix-Up Blinds Patient, Spurs Malpractice Verdict

Cataract patient given methylene blue instead of VisionBlue.

Published: August 22, 2014

Doctor Fined $2,500 for Trigger Release Gaffe

Hand specialist operates on the incorrect finger.

Published: August 14, 2014

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