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Police: N.Y. Surgeon Choked Nurse With Drawstring From His Sweatshirt

Police say the surgeon was upset that the nurse had given his patient medication at what he considered to be the wrong time.
Published: January 25, 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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