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Patient Safety

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Safety: Run Down Fire Risk Before Every Case

Fires are preventable if the OR team is aware of the risks.

Posted 05/13/15 | Troy Thurmond, RN, BSN, MSN | Post a comment

Don't Put Phones Before Patients

Surgical safety group promotes cautious perioperative use of electronic gadgets.

Posted 05/13/15 | Post a comment

Medication Safety Pop Quiz

Are you complying with best practices in medication safety?

Posted 03/31/15 | Sheldon S. Sones, RPh, FASCP | 1 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 | 1 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

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