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Archive December 2020 XXI, No. 12


Bring It On
Surgical professionals are resolved to turn this year's unprecedented challenges into opportunities for future growth.

Rapid Room Resets
A medical center's ability to slash six minutes off OR turnover times presents a blueprint for success.

ERAS Protocols Are Pathways to Success
Enhanced recovery protocols improve patient experiences, clinical outcomes and your facility's bottom line.

Thinking About a Surgical Video Upgrade?
Visualization, image management and integration capabilities are key factors to consider.

A Simple Tool Makes Surgery Safer
Using checklists during pre-op time outs and post-op debriefings protects patients from harm.

Make Instrument Precleaning a Priority
Point-of-use care improves surgical efficiencies, staff collaboration and patient care.

Bringing Colonoscopies Back Up to Speed
Efficient patient care and streamlined endoscope reprocessing are needed to reach pre-pandemic procedure volumes.

The Perks of Prefilled Syringes
Predrawn meds are a convenient, safe and economical option.

A New Standard in Sinus Surgery
More surgeons want access to the precision and safety of image-guided navigation systems.

Always Prepared for MH
Interactive drills and clearly defined roles ensure staff are ready for a real-life emergency.

Ideas That Work

Ideas That Work: Group Effort
Build a Team Full of Leaders

Ideas That Work : Hand Hygiene
Glowing Germs Stand Out to Staff

Ideas That Work: Infection Control
Slow Your Stroll During Surgery

Ideas That Work: Updated Info
Create a COVID-19 Quick-reference Guide

Ideas That Work: Plantain Practice
Peeling Back the Basics of Epidural Placements

Ideas That Work: Open Forum
Individual Meetings Spark Meaningful Discussions

Ideas That Work: PACU Perk
Flag Recovering Patients for Surgeons


Editor's Page: Hindsight Is 2020
No one could have known what this year had in store for us.

Staffing: How to Reinvigorate a Reeling Workforce
Focus on fixing these common concerns among stressed out staff.

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion: Understanding Implicit Bias
Providers who recognize their prejudices provide more equitable care.

Medical Malpractice: Documentation is Never an Afterthought
Real-time records present the facts if a case ends up in a courtroom.

Thinking of Buying Rigid Containers
Invest in these durable and versatile cases to improve instrument care.

Product News
Great ideas for your OR

Behind Closed Doors: Season's Greetings
Let's enjoy the holidays and hope for better times ahead.

December 2020

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