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October 2018

Embracing Change: OR Manager Conference Expands Its Reach

Editor's Note This year, the annual OR Manager Conference proudly added preconference workshops to its educational offerings with expert advice from Beverly Kirchner, BSN, RN, CNOR, CASC, and Rose Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. Designed to provide nurse leaders with the skills they need to take their careers to the…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
September 21, 2018
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Coming in 2019: OR Manager Partners with the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI)

Editor's Note The 2018 OR Manager Conference concluded on Wednesday, September 19, with an exciting announcement about a partnership between OR Manager and CCI. The following programs will be presented in 2019: The Fundamentals of OR Management certificate of mastery course (FORM COM) will be offered at the 2019 OR…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
September 21, 2018
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OR Manager Conference award winners honored

Editor's Note The OR Manager of the Year Award has long been a highlight of the annual OR Manager Conference, and this year’s winner was recognized on Tuesday, September 18, along with winners of two other awards. The 2018 OR Manager of the Year recipient is Sharon Udy-Janczuk, MSN, RN,…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
September 20, 2018
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Pain management policies shifting with wider recreational drug use

Editor's Note The complexity of pain management has increased exponentially, thanks to widespread use of opioids and marijuana. The rising number of patients addicted to opioids has prompted new guidelines and regulations for pain management, and the legalization of marijuana in many states has raised the stakes for patient safety.…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
September 20, 2018
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New resources from OR Manager

Editor's Note Cutting costs while improving quality of care is a challenge that can only be met by experienced healthcare providers. With the pending retirements of so many nurse leaders and the difficulty of recruiting and retaining experienced OR nurses, where will this experience come from? OR Manager can’t provide…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
September 19, 2018
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Veteran nurse leaders share tips with new managers

Editor's Note It’s hard to say whether staffing issues, finances, patient safety, or other areas are most daunting for nurse leaders who are new managers. That’s why the New Manager Track at the annual OR Manager Conference aims to cover the waterfront. One of the biggest benefits of attending the…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
September 19, 2018
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Reminders

Editor's Note OR Manager Conference attendees: Today is the LAST day to purchase conference session recordings before the price increases. Visit the conference bookstore to pre-order yours now! OR Manager Conference and PACU Manager Summit 2019 Registration is Now Open! Reserve your seat before January 31 to receive the lowest…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
September 19, 2018
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Back by popular demand: Cy Wakeman kicks off OR Manager Conference

Editor's Note After a riveting opening keynote in 2017, Cy Wakeman returned to open the 2018 OR Manager Conference on Monday, September 17, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, with compelling messages for the audience. Wakeman, president and founder of Reality-Based Leadership, is the author of: No Ego: How…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
September 18, 2018
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Play to win: ‘Build Your Dream OR’ contest offers exciting prizes for 2018

Editor's Note The renowned “Build Your Dream OR” contest, held during the annual OR Manager Conference and PACU Manager Summit, gives attendees a chance to win prizes including a Kate Spade purse, gift cards, Google Home, 2019 OR Manager Conference Registration, and the grand prize of $1,000 cash. There are…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
September 18, 2018
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Poster gallery features 60+ poster sessions and 10.0 contact hours

Editor's Note More than 60 posters representing the work of perioperative community members are on display in the Exhibit Hall during the OR Manager Conference. Poster sessions include the latest research, best practices, and case studies in infection control, innovation, operations, patient safety, process improvement, and PACU/Post Op. Poster authors…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
September 18, 2018
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