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Patient Safety

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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

Expert Q&A: Wrong-Site Surgery

Why years of time outs and surgical site marking haven't eradicated this never event.

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

What Caused Hot Dog Electric Blanket to Overheat?

Investigators: Cold saline bag that was touching temperature sensor caused warming blanket temperature to soar.

Posted 12/16/14 | 1 comment

Surgical Fire Q&A

"Even though most surgical fires last only about 4 or 5 seconds," says fire safety expert Mark Bruley, CCE, "they change lives."

Posted 12/02/14 | Jim Burger, Associate Editor | Post a comment

How We Beat Pressure Ulcers

The 7 things we did to lower our skin injury rate.

Posted 11/13/14 | Melanie Pipping, BGS, RN, CNIII | Post a comment

Healthcare Information Technology

Pre-op Paperwork is a Breeze with this system