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Archive October 2020 XXI, No. 10


Get into Gritflowness
Grit, flow and mindfulness will help you enter a focused state of awareness.

Top Tips for Improving Patient Satisfaction
Focus on clear communication, pain control and PONV prevention to get more positive reviews of the care you provide.

Whole Room Disinfection Makes a Whole Lotta Sense
Use high-tech systems to supplement the manual cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

Understanding Your Nasal Decolonization Choices
Treating the nares is a vital component of a multifaceted SSI prevention approach.

Up to Speed on Ultrathin Endoscopes
The slimmed down devices are designed to improved access and visualization during upper endoscopies.

The Future of Surgical Video Is in Sight
Heads-up 3D imaging and extended reality platforms are becoming more prevalent in cutting-edge ORs.

Head Off Hypothermia
Active prewarming helps keep patients normothermic from pre-op to the PACU.

Finding the Right Fit For Knee Replacements
Understand the keys to delivering successful outcomes with the newest generation of implants.

Smart Ways to Save Money
Pinching pennies and saving big dollars can add up to significant profits.

Ideas That Work

Ideas that Work: Inspirational Art
Chalk Drawings Offer Daily Cheer

Ideas that Work: Show and Tell
Pictures Help Set Expectations About Post-op Pain

Ideas that Work: First Impression
Discreet Greetings Put Patients at Ease

Ideas that Work: No Time to Waste
Streamline the Search for Missing Instruments

Ideas that Work: Supply-Saver
Why We Reward Pen Thieves

Ideas that Work: Quality Improvement
Shuffling the Deck on Staff Performance

Ideas that Work: Creative Compliance
Paper Towel Trail Improves Hand Hygiene

Ideas that Work: Beyond the Bin
The Clear Choice for Going Green


Editor's Page
Stress-free in Five Minutes or Less

Diversity & Inclusion
Why Representation Matters

Keep Bullying Out of the OR

Thinking of Buying... Spine Tables
Delicate procedures demand dynamic patient positioning options.

Business Advisor
Price Transparency Is on the Way

Anesthesia Alert
Managing MAC

Product News
Great ideas for you OR

Behind Closed Doors: Change for the Better
The pandemic has forced us rethink and revamp surgical routines.

October 2020

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