In the Current Issue

September 18 2014
  • OR staffing holds steady while ground shifts in healthcare delivery

    In the face of a changing healthcare landscape, staffing levels are stable, according to the 24th annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. Nearly two-thirds of respondents say staff turnover and the number of
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  • Utilization soars after block schedule is up and running

    Block scheduling can be one of the most contentious issues that OR leaders face, but its effectiveness as an efficiency—and therefore cost management—tool makes it worth pursuing. Implementing block
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  • September Editorial

    Projections made about a decade ago told us to expect that the RN workforce would peak at around 2.2 million in 2012 and would then begin to shrink as nurses reached retirement age. Instead, say the authors of
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  • OR Manager of the Year sets—and meets—high bar

    Increasing case volume, physician satisfaction, and patient safety are goals every OR leader strives to achieve. The 2014 OR Manager of the Year, Nancy Daughety, RN, has bragging rights to all three. Daughety
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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.

The OR Manager Conference will be in Long Beach, Sept. 17-19, 2014!

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 clinical learning experience.  Save the date and come join your fellow OR managers September 17-19, 2014 in Long Beach, CA.

OR Manager presents new eLearning courses!

OR Manager is proud to present new eLearning courses, designed with your busy schedule in mind. These courses were created from popular OR Manager Conference sessions and recordings, and are pre-approved for up to 28 contact hours. Click here now to learn more and 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.


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