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Medication Safety Pop Quiz

Are you complying with best practices in medication safety?

Posted 03/31/15 | Sheldon S. Sones, RPh, FASCP | Post a comment

Avoid These 5 Patient Positioning Disasters

From pressure ulcers to vision loss, don't let positioning problems happen on your watch.

Posted 03/31/15 | Kendal Gapinski, Associate Editor | Post a comment

'Black Box' in Every OR

Surgery can take a lesson from aviation, says the surgeon who invented a device that records every step of surgery.

Posted 03/20/15 | Teodor Grantcharov, MD, PhD | Post a comment

Safety: Enhance Your Fire Safety Protocols

Address specific ignition risks during pre-op time outs.

Posted 03/04/15 | Paula Marentay, RN, CNOR | Post a comment

6 Patient Safety Enhancers

Give your staff the tools they need to prevent harm.

Posted 03/04/15 | Daniel Cook, Executive Editor | Post a comment

Surgeons' Lounge: Relative Humidity Levels

Dangers of Letting OR Humidity Dip Below 30%

Posted 02/04/15 | Kendal Gapinski, Associate Editor | Post a comment

Simulated Saline Puts Patients at Risk

A training product somehow ended up on supply shelves.

Posted 01/15/15 | Post a comment

Safety: The ABC's of Electrosurgery

A pop quiz to test your staff's knowledge.

Posted 01/07/15 | Vangie Dennis, RN, CNOR, CMLSO | Post a comment

Surgeons' Lounge: Calling A Cab

Would You Let a Patient Take a Taxi Home Alone?

Posted 01/07/15 | Kendal Gapinski, Associate Editor | Post a comment

Manning the Hotline for Malignant Hyperthermia

A conversation with the physician you're likely to reach in a real MH emergency.

Posted 01/07/15 | David Bernard, Senior Associate Editor | Post a comment

Medications and Med Mgmt

Guard Against Medication Errors