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Joint Commission identifies most cited certification performance requirements

Editor's Note Recognizing that complying with some standards is more difficult than complying with others, The Joint Commission regularly evaluates which areas are most difficult so it can tailor education accordingly. To that end, a May 7 report reveals the top 5 most frequently cited elements of performance (EPs) in…

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By: Matt Danford
May 10, 2024
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Special rates extended for OR Manager event, publication subscription

Editor's Note Special rates for a subscription to OR Manager and passes to the 2024 OR Manager Conference are available through the end of this week. Initially unveiled to celebrate Nurses Week May 6-10, both offers now expire May 17 at midnight. As a premium subscriber to OR Manager, you’ll…

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By: Matt Danford
May 10, 2024
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OR Manager survey-takers earn gift cards, free event passes

Editor's Note We rely heavily on the input of OR leaders to shape our editorial coverage, and the annual OR Manager Salary/Career survey is one of our main means of securing that input. However, we have more to offer participants in this year’s survey than the satisfaction of knowing they…

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By: Matt Danford
May 9, 2024
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Premature mortality rates higher for lesbian, bisexual female nurses

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Editor's Note Sexual orientation has a significant impact on all-cause mortality rates among female nurses, according to a study published April 25 in Jama. The prospective cohort study focused on 90,833 women initially recruited in 1989 for Nurses’ Health Study II whose sexual orientation had been identified in 1995. Of…

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By: Matt Danford
May 7, 2024
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Study: Nurses ideally positioned but not sufficiently educated to combat human trafficking

Editor's Note Education about human trafficking is lacking in pre-licensure undergraduate nursing curricula, according to an October 2023 study in Nurse Education Today. Most victims see a healthcare provider at some point during their trafficking, yet remain unidentified, researchers write. The more than 4 million nurses in the US are…

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By: Matt Danford
May 6, 2024
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Healthcare employment up in April

Editor's Note Healthcare employment in the US rose by 56,000 from April to May, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released on May 3. That is compared to an overall monthly gain of 175,000 in April. In April, healthcare employment also trended up in: ambulatory…

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By: Matt Danford
May 3, 2024
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Managing challenging employees: When to let go

TAKEAWAYS • HR should be involved early in the disciplinary process to help guide OR leaders’ decision-making throughout disciplinary and/or remediatoin processes. • Timing, privacy, opportunities for employee feedback, and an empathetic approach are among the most important considerations for a final termination meeting. • Whatever the process for communicating…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
April 19, 2024
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ASC staffing woes persist in era of increased surgical volume

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The past 10 years of data from the OR Manager Salary/Career Survey reflects many challenges in the healthcare environment, particularly those associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. ASC leader respondents report that staffing difficulties have become particularly challenging. For example, only 15% of respondents to the 2014 survey reported increased RN…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
April 19, 2024
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Allison Massari to deliver hopeful, empowering keynote address at OR Manager Conference 2024

Editor's Note The OR Manager Conference 2024 announces Allison Massari, keynote speaker, executive coach, burn survivor, and celebrated artist, as the closing keynote speaker. Massari will deliver her address, titled The Fire Within – The Art of Bold Self Leadership, on Wednesday, October 30, 2024, from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm at the MGM…

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By: Matt Danford
April 19, 2024
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Boost your credentials: Ambulatory Education Units offered at OR Manager Conference 2024

Editor's Note The OR Manager Conference 2024 is a premier learning opportunity for ambulatory and outpatient surgery leaders, taking place October 28-30, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada. An approved provider of Ambulatory Education Units (AEUs) by the Board of Ambulatory Surgery Certification (BASC), attendees can earn up to ten AEUs,…

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By: Lindsay Botts
April 9, 2024
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