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December 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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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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Patient satisfaction scores are more important than ever in light of value-based care and their influence on Medicare reimbursement. Employing top-notch surgeons, improving teamwork and communication, and minimizing case delays are some ways to help boost HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey scores. But healthcare providers…

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By: OR Manager
October 17, 2016
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OR business conference brings big ideas to the Big Easy in 2017

Trends such as bundled payment models, adding service lines, and increased competition among providers are just some of the challenges facing today’s OR business leaders. Year over year growth of the annual OR Business Management Conference attests to the need for expert advice on the increasingly complex world of budgets,…

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By: OR Manager
October 17, 2016
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Factors in sustaining Magnet designation

Editor's Note Transformational nursing leaders lead high-performing teams and should be in place at all levels as an essential factor of Magnet sustainability, according to this study. Only 10% of Magnet hospitals sustain designation for 12 years or longer. Researchers identified patterns of high-performing behaviors and explored the perspective of…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 11, 2016
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