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The Latest in OR Fashion: "Purple Is In"

Infection control program uses color-coding to deter visitors to the OR.
Published: October 31, 2008

Healthcare Execs Lament Poor Patient Flow

Survey sheds light on patient flow problems and technological solutions.
Published: October 29, 2008

The Importance of Equipment Maintenance

Clean scopes keep surgeons happy.
Published: October 28, 2008

Sharpies: Out of the Office and Into the OR?

Study shows the reusable markers are safe for marking surgical sites.
Published: October 27, 2008

FDA Issues Surgical Mesh Warning

Agency has received reports of complications following two commonly performed GYN procedures.
Published: October 24, 2008

Surgeon Files for Bankruptcy Amid Legal Battle With ASC

Dispute over alleged cyber theft has lasted more than two years.
Published: October 23, 2008

AAAASF Offers Assistance With Accreditation Process

New DVD/CD package aims to answer "frequently asked questions."
Published: October 22, 2008

Thinking of Going High Def?

Consider these tips before you start shopping around.
Published: October 21, 2008

Getting Serious About Smoke Evacuation

Three messages drive the point home to your staff.
Published: October 17, 2008

Measuring the Future of Endoscopy Sedation

A drug and a device continue to spark discussions about safe and effective patient care.
Published: October 16, 2008

Are Minimally Invasive Joint Replacements More Risky?

Short-term studies suggest the potential for complications may be greater with smaller incisions.
Published: October 15, 2008

Is Obesity a Cause of Same-day Surgical Cancellation?

Researcher says outpatient anesthesia has become safer for obese patients.
Published: October 14, 2008

"Never Event" Rule May Increase Hospital Malpractice Claims

Report suggests mandatory reporting of errors could have big impact.
Published: October 13, 2008

Post-op Pain Relief Extras

Why not add a little TLC?
Published: October 10, 2008

A Specialty Hospital Grows Out of an ASC

Despite controversy, some surgery centers are still converting.
Published: October 9, 2008

Facility Tours Eliminate Scheduling Headaches

Showing schedulers around your ORs will solve minor issues before they become major problems.
Published: October 8, 2008

When Should You Say 'I'm Sorry' to a Patient?

Study shows docs are willing to discuss their errors.
Published: October 7, 2008

What to Do When Counts Go Wrong?

OR staffing changes can interfere with accurate sponge counts.
Published: October 3, 2008

Extra Hours Boost Endo Volume

30 more minutes a day add up in the long run.
Published: October 2, 2008

California Hospitals Must Curb Facility-acquired Infections

New legislation mandates infection control practice improvements.
Published: October 1, 2008

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