In the Current Issue

December 20 2014
  • Strategic succession planning essential to OR economic success

    Perioperative nurse leaders anticipate a tsunami of retirements will soon sweep away the wisdom that makes the OR the profitable cost center it is. A 2013 survey found that more than a third (37.8%) of OR
    More »

  • The three R’s of staff engagement: Relationships, rounding, and recognition

    Staff in the OR must be fully engaged each day to ensure they are providing excellent patient care. But finding time to develop that engagement is particularly challenging for OR leaders. “The OR environment
    More »

  • Editorial

    Education is always high on my list of goals at the start of a new year, and OR Manager’s two annual events are excellent resources for new insights into the care of surgical patients. Both will feature
    More »

  • FDA, Joint Commission cite safety concerns with power morcellation

    Reports about problems associated with power morcellation in gynecologic surgery led to safety warnings in November 2014 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Joint Commission. The FDA on November
    More »

See This Month's Stories » View All Issues »



How to access your OR Manager CEs

We are proud to announce that each issue of OR Manager is preapproved for 3.0 nursing contact hours for Registered Nurses through Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES). Starting with the January 2013 OR Manager, every issue has a post-test that you must complete online in order to receive your CEs and certificate of completion. An annual subscription gives you the opportunity to receive up to 36 total CEs, and a two-year subscription up to 72 total CEs. View a video on how to get your CEs.

Register early for the 2015 OR Business Management Conference to secure the early bird discount! 

The 2015 OR Business Management Conference will take place February 15-18, 2015, at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, FL. This interactive, informative conference provides participants with the opportunity to learn about the most up-to-date operating room (OR) practices, develop ways to optimize efficiencies in surgical services, and network with fellow industry professionals and colleagues. Perioperative services experts will address topics such as process improvement, cost management, the health care revenue cycle, and managing the supply chain. This year, we’ve added a Sunday Pre-Conference Workshop (an additional 3.5 CE credits!) to enhance your experience at OR Business Management Conference and start the week off right!

The 28th Annual OR Manager Conference will be in Nashville, TN, Oct. 7-9, 2015: Save $300 with the new Loyalty Discount!

As the premier, executive level conference for professional and personal development of OR managers, directors, business managers, clinical directors, and ASC directors – the OR Manager Conference builds on the content you receive in each issue of OR Manager, providing you with a live learning experience. You can register now for the Value Package and save $300 off the regular rate with our new Loyalty Program. In its 28th year, OR Manager Conference brings together seasoned OR managers to lead the conference program and will continue to deliver the executive level programming you turn to us for. The Value Package is our all-inclusive pass, granting access to all three days of conference events and exhibit hall access. Click here to register.

OR Business Management Listserv

This is an interactive networking community for OR directors and OR business managers and others concerned with business issues and questions. Click here to subscribe.  

The OR Manager Movie

View our new movie that shows how OR Manager can help you manage your OR. It takes only a few minutes, and you’ll enjoy it.


Welcome to the OR Manager website! Enter your email below to receive insider information on special offers, new products and services, event announcements, and more.

No, Thanks!

Live chat by BoldChat