In the Current Issue

November 27 2014
  • 2015 OR Business Management Conference offers new solutions to perennial challenges

    February is a nice time to be in Florida, and the 2015 OR Business Management Conference (February 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando) is a great reason to go there. Business managers must understand the clinical needs of a facility, navigate …
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  • Former OR Manager of the Year directs team at Nebraska biocontainment unit

    Two OR nurses are part of a diverse team that cares for Ebola patients at the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit in Omaha, and the team’s nursing director is Shelly Schwedhelm, MSN, RN, a former OR
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  • Software orients staff, advances ‘rep-less’ model

    What started out as a software package to train medical device representatives for the OR has evolved into a program to train OR personnel to scrub and support a “rep-less” model. The software, designed by
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  • Editorial

    More than 2,600 hospitals in fiscal year 2015 are facing Medicare readmission penalties, to the tune of an estimated $428 million, a recent Kaiser Health News report indicates. Among these, 39
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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.

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: Now Collecting Submissions for Presentations!

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. If interested in becoming a speaker, submit your presentation online here and stay tuned for the latest updates at

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