Patient Safety

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Report: Anesthesiologist's Blocks Blinded 5 Cataract Patients in One Morning

Patients reportedly screamed as anesthesiologist working his first day at the center inserted the needle.

Posted 08/15/16 | 2 comments

Hospital That Removed Kidney From Wrong Patient Blames Referring Physician

A kidney removal case brought the wrong patient to the OR table.

Posted 08/15/16 | 1 comment

Are Your Safety Checklists Effective Enough?

Without these teamwork qualities, your OR staff's pre-surgical rundowns may be incomplete.

Posted 08/03/16 | Post a comment

A New Way to Think About Retained Items

Studies on the psychology of counting helped shape AORN's updated prevention guideline.

Posted 08/03/16 | Dan O'Connor, Editor-in-Chief | Post a comment

Compounding Disaster

How the deadliest medication contamination case in U.S. history happened — and how it could happen again.

Posted 07/12/16 | Outpatient Surgery Editors | Post a comment

Anesthesia Tech Sentenced to 1 Year for Molesting Unconscious Patients

Nurses reported seeing him touch 4 male patients, including 1 minor.

Posted 07/07/16 | 1 comment

Researchers: Pregabalin Linked to Birth Defects

European study raises red flag on multimodal drug's use among childbearing women.

Posted 07/06/16 | 1 comment

Stay on Guard Against Malignant Hyperthermia

The best drills simulate the urgency of a real life-or-death crisis.

Posted 06/24/16 | Courtney Yost, BSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA | Post a comment

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