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Archive October 2014 XV, No. 10

The Surgeons' Lounge: Blog Review

A Scrubs Life

Kendal Gapinski

Kendal Gapinski, Contributing Editor


new blog for surgical facility managers CHECK IT OUT A Scrubs Life is a new blog for surgical facility managers.


It takes a certain kind of person to run a surgical center. Organized, smart, strong and able to fix a multitude of daily issues that arise at the drop of a hat. A new blog, A Scrubs Life, offers advice on the daily grind of surgical management with a dash of humor.

"It's about how we survive the day, hopefully making it a little easier for others to swallow," says Leslie Mattson, RN, BSHM, the blog's creator and the director of clinical operations at Nexus Surgical Partners.

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The blog is a place where the surgical management community can come together to share stories and get help from other professionals going through the same day-to-day challenges, say its writers. Between a PACU nurse that calls out when you're short-staffed, missing supplies, equipment breakdowns and long days, the life of a surgical center manager can be stressful. Ms. Mattson hopes that the blog will become full of tips, hints, news and stories based on their experiences.

With posts ranging from accomplishing to-do lists to getting a grip on OSHA regulations to keeping up with safety data sheets, A Scrubs Life is written by Ms. Mattson and Casey McFarland, MHA, the administrator of the Georgia Endoscopy Center and Endoscopy Consultants. "I'm hoping that we're thinking of things that they're thinking of, too, and that we can give them information that's relatable, so they say 'Hey, I'm not the only one dealing with this,'" says Ms. Mattson. "Maybe we can make their day a little bit easier."

— Kendal Gapinski

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