Access Now: AORN COVID-19 Clinical Support

Archive April 2020 XXI, No. 4


Surviving the COVID-19 Crisis
Surgical professionals are rallying to overcome short-term hardships and remain determined to perform surgery again soon.

I Used to Be a Surgeon
Increased awareness about ergonomics in the OR will help prevent career-ending injuries.

Boost Your Endoscope Efficiency
Small improvements in colonoscopy screenings will help keep patients moving.

Make Pressure Injuries Never Events
Be proactive in protecting skin to prevent avoidable patient harm.

Electrosurgery Safety Essentials
A back-to-basics approach is more critical than ever for your surgeons, staff and patients.

Spinal Anesthesia Is the Smart Choice

Office-based Procedures Growing in Popularity
The evolution of surgical care continues as cases move on from the OR.

Do You Know Where Your Instruments Are?
Tracking software provides the data needed to improve clinical efficiencies and patient care.

See What's New in C-arms
Intraoperative imaging never looked so good or was so easy to perform.

Don't Pass Up Pass-Through Payments
Understanding the billing process will ensure your cataract patients have access to new and innovative medications.

Ideas That Work

Ideas That Work: Hearts and Crafts
Bandage Art Helps Kids Heal

Ideas That Work: Stop Yakking
Shhh! Patient Care in Progress

Ideas That Work: Inventory Organization
Color-coded Grafts Save Time, Effort

Ideas That Work: Accreditation Binders
Tabs Make Critical Survey Info Easy to Find

Ideas That Work: Quick Confirmation
Wristbands Promote Right-side Surgery

Ideas That Work: Interactive Tool
Staff Meetings Don't Have to be Boring

Ideas That Work: Focus on Bifocals
Where Are This Patient's Glasses?


Editor's Page: Homeward Bound
My new normal involves cutting crusts and countless conference calls.

Infection Prevention: Don't Overlook This SSI Threat
Radiation protective gear needs a quick cleaning between procedures.

Staffing: Don't Let Delays Destroy Satisfaction Scores
Keep patients and their loved ones in the loop every step of the way.

Thinking of Buying... Floor-Based Fluid Management Devices
Keep your ORs dry with these quicker and safer picker-uppers.

Product News
Great Ideas for your OR

Behind Closed Doors: Pandemonium During the Pandemic
People cope with the fear of the unknown in interesting ways.

April 2020

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