Home News February, 2016

Study: Stair-Climbing Speed Accurately Predicts Surgical Complications

Researchers say it outperformed the ACS risk calculator.
Published: February 29, 2016

Did Hospital Fire Nurse for Lengthy Pre-op Phone Calls?

Linda Boly, RN, was written up 3 times for failing to meet productivity quotas.
Published: February 25, 2016

"Drunk On Call"

Nurse at VA hospital assisted surgery while under the influence.
Published: February 24, 2016

Nurses Who Are Devalued and Shamed More Likely to Err

Video: Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN, dissects the nursing profession's hierarchical culture.
Published: February 23, 2016

Did Hospital Discriminate Against Allegedly Suicidal CRNA?

Court says hospital acted reasonably when it put her on extended leave.
Published: February 23, 2016

Fentanyl Diversion at Colorado Hospital Exposes Patients to Hepatitis

The surgical tech implicated in the theft has reportedly been in trouble before for drug-related offenses.
Published: February 19, 2016

Pain Guidelines Tout Multimodal's Advantages

Start managing post-op pain in pre-op, experts recommend.
Published: February 18, 2016

Cyber-Attackers "Kidnap" Hospital EHR and E-mail, Demand Millions in Ransom

Employee may have inadvertently allowed the attack.
Published: February 18, 2016

Patient's Fall Wasn't Hospital's Fault

Providers were not warned and were not expecting post-surgical collapse, court rules.
Published: February 12, 2016

Virginia Hospital Association Pulls Controversial CON TV Ads

Over-the-top attack on CON repeal bill ticks off Republican leaders.
Published: February 11, 2016

Confused Pediatrician Operates on Wrong Newborn

Distraught mother plans to sue hospital.
Published: February 11, 2016

Tech Says Surgeon's Physical Bullying During Procedure Was Racially Motivated

He's suing the hospital that he says looked the other way.
Published: February 10, 2016

Patient Claims Surgeon Wrongly Shared Her Before-and-After Plastic Surgery Pictures

A local news station placed black bars over the patient's breasts and pelvic area — but identified the woman by name when it aired her photos.
Published: February 8, 2016

Texas Docs Court CMS for OK to Expand

Population needs dictate which physician-owned hospitals can build on.
Published: February 5, 2016

The Speakers Are Set for OR Excellence 2016

Find out why you'll absolutely love this meeting.
Published: February 3, 2016

A Checklist Is Only as Effective as Team Using It

To reap its safety benefits, you've got to use your checklist right.
Published: February 3, 2016

Stryker Acquires Pre-op Wipe Maker Sage Products

Sage makes disposable products that help prevent infections and hospital-acquired conditions.
Published: February 2, 2016

Hospital Fined $86K for Retained Object Can't Figure How It Got There

The left-behind towel was never intended for internal use.
Published: February 1, 2016

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