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May 2019
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Editorial

Artificial intelligence (AI) seems to pop up in headlines nearly every day. With applications ranging from individual nutritional guidance to prediction of premature death, ever-evolving computer-based algorithms present intriguing possibilities for the future of healthcare. Depending on how proactive your facility is and how rich in resources, you may already…

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By: Elizabeth Wood
April 22, 2019
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Conference keynote puts compassion at the heart of patient care

Compassion fatigue can come into play at any stage of nurses’ careers. Nursing is growing at a faster rate than other occupations, but it carries a high risk for burnout. Loss of job satisfaction, job-related distress, or perhaps exposure to too many traumatic events can threaten the ability of staff…

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By: Elizabeth Wood
April 22, 2019
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David Wyatt is AORN’s new president-elect

Editor's Note Congratulations to the newly elected AORN officers for 2019-2020: President-elect: David A. Wyatt, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR Treasurer: Vangie Dennis, BSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO Board of Directors: Nakeisha M. Archer, MBA, RN, NE-BC, CNOR, CSSM; Vicki J. Barnett, MSN, RN, CNOR; William Duffy, MJ, RN, CNOR, FAAN; Brenda…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 11, 2019
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Cultural, generational factors influencing RN retention

Editor's Note Generational and cultural differences may affect an RN’s job satisfaction and intent to stay, and nurse leaders must reassess staff satisfaction beyond mandatory annual staff engagement surveys, this study finds. An online survey of 309 RNs at a tertiary care hospital in south Texas found that: Millennials anticipate…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 3, 2019
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Pregnant women working night shifts have higher risk for miscarriage

Editor's Note Pregnant women who work two night shifts per week have a heightened risk for miscarriage after pregnancy week 8, this Danish study finds. Of 22,744 pregnant women analyzed, 2 or more night shifts the previous week increased the risk of miscarriage after pregnancy week 8 (hazard ratio, 1.32).…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 27, 2019
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Association between nurse work environments and outcomes

Editor's Note Better work environments are associated with lower odds of negative outcomes ranging from job dissatisfaction to patient mortality, finds this meta-analysis from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. This analysis of data from 2,677 hospitals, 141 nursing units, 165,024 nurses, and 1,368,420 patients in 22 countries found…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 27, 2019
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ORBMC gets business leaders off to a strong start in 2019

San Diego in January is a place where many people would rather be, and the 475 healthcare business and industry leaders who gathered there for the 2019 OR Business Management Conference (ORBMC) enjoyed the mild climate along with high-quality presentations and fun networking events. Conference attendance rises each year, yet…

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By: Elizabeth Wood
March 15, 2019
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Savvy leaders know how to 'read' themselves and their staffs

Managing the OR is similar to playing a game of poker. To win, a player must be able to read the others around the table, and to succeed, managers must be able to read their staff members and colleagues. Most importantly, they all must know the rules and when it’s…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN
March 15, 2019
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Editorial

Attendees at the annual OR Manager Conference have enjoyed the opportunity to ask experienced OR leaders questions about difficult managerial and clinical issues. The popularity of these “Ask Me Anything” sessions reflects the hunger for knowledge about how things are handled in ORs around the country, and they will be…

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By: Elizabeth Wood
March 15, 2019
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'Coming clean' in the SPD requires collaboration and competency--Part 1

Contaminated surgical instruments made ECRI Institute’s 2019 annual top 10 list of health technology hazards, coming in at number five: “Mishandling flexible endoscopes after disinfection can lead to patient infections.” Number two on the list in 2018 was “Endoscope reprocessing failures continue to expose patients to infection risk.” It’s not…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
March 15, 2019
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