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AORN Expo 2021 Moves to August

Perioperative nurses are making plans to meet up in Orlando next summer.

Posted 06/23/20 | Post a comment

HHS Clarifies Conditions for COVID-19 Grants

Terms for ASCs to keep federal money aren't as restrictive as they may have seemed.

Posted 04/16/20 | Post a comment

CMS Issues Coronavirus Infection Control Guidance

Recommendations include how outpatient facilities can help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Posted 04/11/20 | Post a comment

FDA Backs Converting Anesthesia Machines to Ventilators

The move addresses critical shortages of machines needed for COVID-19 patients.

Posted 04/10/20 | 2 comments

Turning Personal Tragedy Into Positive Change

Q&A with Benjamin J. Davies, MD, surgeon champion of opioid-sparing pain management.

Posted 01/22/20 | Post a comment

Music Is as Good as Sedative in Calming Nerves Before Surgery

Study finds listening to the "most relaxing song on Earth" before getting a nerve block reduces anxiety as well as Versed.

Posted 08/07/19 | Post a comment

Jury: Orthopedic Surgeon's Routine of Performing 14 Concurrent Surgeries a Day Negligent

$2M verdict in 'assembly line' surgery case.

Posted 08/06/19 | 1 comment

Federal Court Dismisses More Than 5,000 Lawsuits Against 3M's Patient Warming System

The ruling, which follows a recent Minnesota appeals court dismissal of suits against 3M, is the latest in a 6-year legal battle.

Posted 08/02/19 | Post a comment

Study Finds Sedation Method Doesn't Affect Adenoma Detection Rate

No significant difference between moderate or deep sedation in colonoscopy detection rates.

Posted 07/16/19 | 4 comments

Negligence Suit: Reckless Intraoperative Neuromonitoring During Spinal Surgery Led to Deadly Catastrophic Hypoxic Brain Injury

$4.2M settlement reached in suit that alleged physiatrist behind wheel and on phone instead of neuromonitoring patient's brain function from office laptop.

Posted 07/11/19 | 1 comment

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