Home News April, 2013

Study Identifies 3 Independent Predictors of C. diff

Why you should screen asymptomatic patients at admission.
Published: April 30, 2013

Two New Resources for Surgical Fires Prevention

FDA program posts algorithm posters, updated practice advisory
Published: April 30, 2013

Surgeon Gropes Tech in OR

Surgical tech awarded $1.2 million after doc "forcefully" grabbed her breasts.
Published: April 29, 2013

Robotic Surgery Failure Rates Up, FDA Wants to Know Why

Mounting evidence shows robots drives up costs, don't improve outcomes.
Published: April 29, 2013

$6M Settlement in Muted Monitor Death

Tonsillectomy patient's fentanyl-triggered respiratory arrest went unnoticed in PACU.
Published: April 26, 2013

Hospital OK to Fire Impaired Surgical Nurse for Poor Performance

Nurse couldn't prove disability stemming from addiction issues.
Published: April 25, 2013

ASC Leader Looks Back on Boston Marathon

Jay Hempe won't let bombings deter him from running another race.
Published: April 24, 2013

CareFusion Recalls Infusion Pump Component

Software communication error impairs device operations.
Published: April 23, 2013

Does Patient Satisfaction Even Matter?

Yes, but not as much as you might think.
Published: April 18, 2013

Do Hospitals Profit From Surgical Errors?

Effect of surgical complications on finances is "troublesome, but not surprising."
Published: April 17, 2013

Will ASCA Meeting Go On in Boston?

ASC Association Expects Meeting to Go On as Planned
Published: April 16, 2013

Infection Scare at Philadelphia Hospital

Colonoscopy patients notified of cross-contamination risks.
Published: April 16, 2013

Nevada Compounding Pharmacy Recalls All Products

Fourth large-scale recall since FDA stepped up oversight efforts
Published: April 15, 2013

Denver Surgeon's Use of Robot Leads to Unprofessional Conduct Charges

Warren Kortz, MD, accused of botching surgery and leaving instruments inside patients.
Published: April 12, 2013

Payment for Post-op Nerve Blocks for Pain in Peril

Medicare contractor proposes bundling post-anesthesia pain blocks.
Published: April 9, 2013

Study Finds S. Aureus Vaccine Ineffective at Best

Patients who received it actually had increased mortality.
Published: April 4, 2013

Surgical Marketing Through Patient Education

California ASCs' website makes the case for going outpatient.
Published: April 4, 2013

Maryland Seeks to Regulate Cosmetic Surgery Facilities

In wake of infections and death, want office-based centers to become ASCs.
Published: April 3, 2013

N.C. Sens. Call for Cost Transparency

Proposed legislation would require facilities to reveal what they pay for high-volume procedures.
Published: April 2, 2013

Covidien Wins $176.5M Patent Infringement Verdict

Federal court upholds company's ultrasonic technology claims.
Published: April 1, 2013

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