News and Information for Today’s Surgical Suite Leaders
OR Manager offers news and expert advice for perioperative managers, directors, administrators, and business managers of inpatient and outpatient surgical suites.
Latest Articles
Latest Issue of OR Manager
July 2020

Cost savings achieved through sharing equipment

It’s been said we live in a sharing economy: We share our homes through companies like Airbnb, and we share our cars through companies like Uber and Lyft. So it’s not surprising that organizations are now sharing equipment, including OR equipment, with positive results. For example, Kaiser Permanente Southern California…

Read More

By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
May 12, 2020
Share

Hospital-wide ERAS adoption hinges on leadership support

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is arguably the greatest advancement in surgery in the last 20 years. But even healthcare leaders who support the use of ERAS to achieve better outcomes can find it daunting to implement the protocols throughout their hospital systems. Standardizing practices across areas that have historically…

Read More

By: OR Manager
May 12, 2020
Share

Device safety depends on routine cleaning, maintenance

Routine cleaning and maintenance of the equipment used to process medical devices is important to prevent contamination of medical devices. This article will discuss the required cleaning and maintenance in a sterile processing department (SPD) as well as the guidelines and regulations that inform these practices.   Environmental issues Recommendations…

Read More

By: Susan Klacik, BS, CRCST, ACE, CIS, FCS
May 12, 2020
Share

Sponsored Message

ASCs advised to embrace EHRs sooner rather than later

Federal regulators have yet to mandate electronic health record (EHR) adoption at ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). Many facilities remain content to use paper systems. However, one expert advocates preparing now for what may come in the future. Electronic documentation systems can help ASCs better achieve their clinical, financial, operational, and…

Read More

By: Jennifer Lubell
May 12, 2020
Share

Implementing safety huddles to improve patient outcomes

The fast-paced environment in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) requires meticulous handoffs, and daily huddles—brief (10 to 20 minute) stand-up meetings—can raise awareness of any potential safety issues. That has been the experience at UnityPoint Health in Des Moines, Iowa, and some of what we learned might help others improve…

Read More

By: OR Manager
May 12, 2020
Share

Creative thinking shapes COVID-19 response to expected surge

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented strains on hospitals and healthcare systems, leaving many organizations with limited resources to care for severely ill patients. States, regions, hospitals, and health systems have had to reassess their resources, identify bottlenecks, and develop strategies for increasing critical care capacity. Creating the critical care…

Read More

By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN
April 23, 2020
Share

Sponsored Message

Experts address COVID-19 concerns in AORN town halls

OR nurses are being asked to serve in positions outside the operating room and experiencing changes in their schedules, and they are concerned about the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. To support OR nurses during this time of crisis, AORN has been holding town hall Q&A webinars with infection preventionists,…

Read More

By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN
April 23, 2020
Share

Editorial

The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating, especially for those who have lost loved ones or income due to sudden unemployment. For healthcare workers and emergency services providers, fear of contracting the disease is now a daily part of life. The virus has commanded exclusive coverage in OR a.m. for…

Read More

By: Elizabeth Wood
April 23, 2020
Share

Get OR Manager Updates

Sign Up Now
Video Spotlight
OR Manager Jobs
Upcoming
Events

In its 33rd year,, the OR Manager Conference (formerly Managing Today’s OR Suite), brings together more than 1400 managers and directors involved in leading the surgical suite for 3 days of continuing education and networking opportunities. The conference builds on the content developed in each issue of OR Manager, providing you with a live learning experience. Earn CEs, AEUs, and explore new technologies with solution providers.

Register Now

Register now for the 2021 OR Business Management Conference! Join us at the only healthcare conference that caters to perioperative leadership involved in the business management of the surgical suite – both inpatient and outpatient. You'll walk away with best practices for effective staffing, new uses of technology in the OR, an understanding of the overall financial management of the OR and much more. Don't miss this opportunity to network with over 450 perioperative business leaders in Sunny San Diego!

Register Now
Features Overview
Here are some of the features from OR Manager
Access free download resources for managment of the surgical suite online, with a variety of features.
Check out our OR library store.
Available Now :
"Lean Strategies for Your OR Special Report"
OR Manager subscriptions are accessible to you in either digital or print format. Learn more to see which type of subscription is the best fit for you and your facility.
The OR Manager Forum helps you connect with peers, join the conversation now!
Live chat by BoldChat