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February 2018
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Conference keynote to highlight care coordination

Here’s a question to ponder: If a dozen oranges went up in price as fast as healthcare prices between 1945 and 2009, what would they have cost in 2009? It’s the kind of question you might expect from someone interested in both healthcare and business. David Chin, MD, MBA, likes…

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By: Paula DeJohn
March 16, 2017
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Certified Nurses Day is March 19

Editor's Note The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) on March 8 announced it is joining with hospitals and other healthcare groups across the country to celebrate and recognize the work of certified nurses as part of Certified Nurses Day, March 19. Certified Nurses Day is an annual worldwide event…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 10, 2017
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Study: Emotional intelligence of nurse managers

Editor's Note The level of emotional intelligence among nurse managers depends on years of experience and postgraduate degree, this study finds. Nurse managers with less than 2 years of experience had statistically significant lower “using emotions” branch score and strategic emotional intelligence. Those with masters’ degrees in nursing scored significantly…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 24, 2017
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Editorial

Even before Trump took office, Congress was planning to prepare ACA repeal legislation by January 27. It looked as though action could be swift once key members of the new administration took office. However, The Washington Post’s report of a January 26 meeting of Republican lawmakers indicated they were far…

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By: Elizabeth Wood
February 17, 2017
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Editorial

Among the top 10 medical innovations for 2017 identified by the Cleveland Clinic is 3D visualization technology that gives surgeons high-resolution views of their patients while performing ophthalmologic surgery or neurosurgery. Surgeons who have piloted the technology say it offers greater comfort and efficiency. Warren Selman, MD, chair of the…

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By: OR Manager
January 18, 2017
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Nurses again top Gallup poll for ethics, trustworthiness

Editor's Note Nursing remains the most-trusted profession in Gallup’s annual honesty and ethical standards survey for the 15th year in a row. A total of 84% of respondents rated nurses’ honesty and ethical standards as high or very high. Pharmacists and physicians were second and third in the ratings at…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 4, 2017
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Military leadership principles point way to better patient care

Physicians receive little leadership training in medical school, so they don’t always perform well in leadership roles. At Florida Hospital Orlando, that education gap is being filled through the Physician Leader Development (PLD) program, which applies military leadership principles to the healthcare setting. The innovative course has benefited not only…

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By: OR Manager
December 14, 2016
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Study: Nursing skill mix linked to mortality, quality

Editor's Note This study led by Linda H. Aiken, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, finds that employment of more nurse assistants relative to the number of professional nurses in hospitals is associated with higher mortality and lower quality of care. Every 10-point increase in the percentage of…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 17, 2016
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Editorial

This issue of OR Manager will be published around Thanksgiving, and we hope it won’t be overlooked in the wake of holiday preparations. Important information such as the upcoming Joint Commission survey changes, for example, should not be missed (cover story). Surveys were discussed during the 2016 OR Manager Conference.…

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By: OR Manager
November 14, 2016
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Compassion and resiliency cited as key traits in nursing care

More than 1,000 perioperative nurse leaders from across the US and from other countries came up winners when they attended the 29th annual OR Manager Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, in September. Their bets on in-depth educational programs—ranging from contracting for success to enhanced recovery after surgery—paid off with a…

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By: OR Manager
October 17, 2016
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