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Safe and Standardized Trendelenburg Positioning

Avoid skin tears, pressure injuries and other complications by paying extra attention to common problem areas.

Posted 08/10/20 | Emma Greene, BSN, RN, CNOR | Post a comment

Malignant Hyperthermia Myth-Busting

Refuting common misconceptions about the rare disorder will give your staff the knowledge they need to keep patients safe.

Posted 08/10/20 | Ronald S. Litman, DO, ML | Post a comment

Patient Warming Pays Off Big

Maintaining normothermia isn't always easy, but it's always well worth it.

Posted 07/27/20 | Justin D. Buchert, MSN, MEd, MS, RN | Post a comment

Communication and Cooperation Prevent Avoidable Errors

Structure, checklists and pre-op time outs protect patients from harm.

Posted 07/14/20 | Danielle Bouchat-Friedman, Associate Editor | Post a comment

CMS Issues Updated Reopening Recommendations

The guidance aims to ensure elective surgeries continue to resume safely

Posted 06/16/20 | Post a comment

Make Pressure Injuries Never Events

Be proactive in protecting skin to prevent avoidable patient harm.

Posted 04/16/20 | Heather Kooiker, MSN, RN, CNL, CNOR, CRNFA | Post a comment

Safety: Safer Care in 30 Minutes or Less

Meet as a team to discuss how to prevent patient harm.

Posted 03/19/20 | Amy Brunson, MSN, RN, CNOR | Post a comment

Counts Aren't Always Correct

Barcode scanning and RFID detection help to make sure no sponge is left behind.

Posted 03/19/20 | Daniel Cook, Editor-in-Chief | Post a comment

How Do You Enhance Patient Safety?

Readers reveal the solutions they use to augment the efforts of their protective-minded surgical teams.

Posted 02/11/20 | Daniel Cook, Editor-in-Chief | Post a comment

Are You Applying Skin Preps Properly?

Address common reasons for noncompliance to reduce the risk of surgical site infections.

Posted 02/11/20 | Romulo T. Vallejo, MSN, RN | Post a comment

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