Home News January, 2018

Joint Commission Has Zero Tolerance for Poor Hand Hygiene

Surveyors will cite facilities if they observe a single caregiver failing to wash her hands appropriately during direct patient contact.
Published: January 19, 2018

Kentucky Plastic Surgeon Arrested for Allegedly Arriving at Hospital Intoxicated

The doctor has been barred from practicing at the hospital and was charged with public intoxication.
Published: January 17, 2018

Lawsuit: VA Hospital Left Scalpel Inside Army Vet's Abdomen

Man, 61, sues hospital for allegedly leaving a scalpel in his abdomen following a 2013 prostatectomy.
Published: January 16, 2018

Single-OR Facilities Must Adhere to the Same Quality Standards as Licensed ASCs

Oversight of single-OR ASCs will switch from the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners to the New Jersey Department of Health.
Published: January 16, 2018

Lawsuit: Scrub Nurse Photographed Coworker Nude in OR

Nurse allegedly showed explicit photos to hospital co-workers — and to patient when she returned from medical leave.
Published: January 10, 2018

Study Examines the Ergonomics of Surgery and its Adverse Effects on Physicians

A JAMA analysis of 21 studies shows that surgeons are at risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders due to the way they stand and equipment they use.
Published: January 3, 2018

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