Personal Safety

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The Ergonomics of Sharps Safety

Small adjustments to posture and positioning in the OR cut down on injuries from suture needles and scalpels.

Posted 06/08/18 | Pramila Kalaga, MS, CPE | Post a comment

Taking Their Last Breath

What if frontline staff demanded smoke-free ORs?

Posted 04/09/18 | Dan O'Connor, Editor-in-Chief | 2 comments

Surgical Smoke Nearly Killed Me

An orthopedic surgeon who needed a double lung transplant is on a crusade to warn others about the dangers of plume.

Posted 02/09/18 | Anthony Hedley, MD, FACS | 6 comments

Nurse Sues Prominent Ophthalmologist for Assault Over Violent Incident Caught on Security Camera

A renowned refractive surgeon allegedly became infuriated when the ASC's charge nurse asked if he was nearly done his case because his block time was nearly finished.

Posted 12/19/17 | 2 comments

What Would You Do If Bullets Started to Fly?

Q&A with Lenworth M. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS, trauma surgeon and proponent of preparing for active shooter events.

Posted 09/26/17 | Lenworth M. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS | 2 comments

5 Steps to Improved C-Arm Safety

Protect your surgical team from intraoperative imaging's hidden harm.

Posted 09/26/17 | Richard S. Yoon, MD | Post a comment

Prevent Slips, Trips & Falls in the OR

Cords, clutter, puddles and other hazards can lead to workplace injuries.

Posted 09/26/17 | Dan O'Connor, Editor-in-Chief | Post a comment

Two Gloves Are Better Than One

Double-gloving can be a hard sell, but there are plenty of reasons to make it mandatory.

Posted 09/26/17 | Jim Burger, Senior Editor | Post a comment

Sell Surgeons on Safety Scalpels

Emphasizing the personal and financial costs of sharps injuries will help get safer blades into your ORs.

Posted 09/26/17 | Ron Stoker | 1 comment

Let's Ban Surgical Smoke

It's time to protect all surgical professionals from the harmful effects of toxic plumes.

Posted 09/26/17 | Jeff Belcher, BSN, RN, CSSM | Post a comment

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