Patient Safety

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A Nation in Crisis

Surgeons helped cause the opioid addiction problem. Now they can be part of the solution.

Posted 01/22/20 | Daniel Cook, Executive Editor | Post a comment

On Point: Give Patients What They Need

The judicious use of opioids provides appropriate post-op pain control.

Posted 01/22/20 | Jay Horowitz, CRNA | Post a comment

Safety: Simulate Emergencies in Bedside Mock Drills

Let staff practice their response to urgent situations before they occur

Posted 01/14/20 | Michael Kost, DNP, CRNA, CHSE | Post a comment

Pressure Ulcers: Surgery's Sore Subject

Your OR team can prevent pressure injuries by following these 5 guidelines

Posted 01/14/20 | Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN | Post a comment

Readers Reveal Their Patient Warming Preferences

Facility leaders agree hypothermia prevention is critical, but differ on how, when and why to do it.

Posted 12/19/19 | Jared Bilski | Post a comment

Next Steps

If you're committed to becoming more diverse and inclusive, here are a few places to get help.

Posted 11/14/19 | Post a comment

Is Your Facility Disability Friendly?

Take steps to ensure disabled patients and staff have comfortable access to every room.

Posted 11/14/19 | Outpatient Surgery Editors | Post a comment

A Better Way to Care for Autistic Patients

This protocol makes care easier on and better for patients, families and providers.

Posted 11/14/19 | Dominique Hershberger, ; Amanda Whippey, MD | Post a comment

How We're Fighting VTE - and Winning

Our prevention protocol reduced VTE incidents by 42% in 7 months.

Posted 10/14/19 | Melissa LeCuyer, MSN, RN, NE-BC | Post a comment

Bringing the Pre-op Process Up to Speed

Software solutions, skin prepping and smart sustenance lead to smoother, safer surgeries.

Posted 10/14/19 | Daniel Cook, Executive Editor | Post a comment

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