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Traumatic stress, resilience of nurses during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study led by nurse researchers at Pennsylvania’s Reading Hospital and Villanova University, examined the traumatic stress and resilience of nurses who cared for patients with COVID-19. A total of 22 nurses (12 from critical care [CC] and 10 from medical-surgical [MS] units) completed three surveys. Four themes…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 29, 2022
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The Joint Commission seeking comments on healthcare equity advanced certification program

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on September 28 announced it is seeking input from the field on requirements for a new advanced certification program focused on improving healthcare equity. The voluntary program will recognize hospitals that strive for excellence in providing equitable care, treatment, and services across multiple domains, including…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 29, 2022
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Comparison of US hospital charity care before, after COVID-19

Editor's Note This study from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, finds that between December 2019 and December 2021, nearly one-third of large, tax exempt hospitals improved their charity care policies. Across the 2-year period, 127 of 151 (84.15) hospitals updated their policies, and 77 (51.0%)…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 29, 2022
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ACS lauds passage of STOP THE BLEED bill in California

Editor's Note The American College Surgeons (ACS) on September 28 announced that the California State Legislature passed Assembly Bill 2260 that requires the installation of trauma bleeding control kits in newly constructed public and private buildings throughout the state. After the legislation was passed, the ACS State Affairs team worked…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 29, 2022
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Study: Is nurse staffing legislation needed in New York?

Editor's Note This study by nurse researcher Linda Aiken, PhD, RN, FAAN, and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, finds that the Safe Staffing for Quality Act under consideration by the New York state assembly would save lives, shorten hospital stays, reduce readmissions, and lower costs.…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 27, 2022
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UMass, Mass General Brigham training under-, unemployed to be HCWs

Editor's Note The University of Massachusetts (UMass) and Mass General Brigham in Boston are collaborating with UMass Global to train more than 1,000 under- and unemployed individuals, including current Mass General Brigham workers, to be healthcare workers (HCWs), according to a September 19 UMass Global news release. The initiative will…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 27, 2022
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Survey: Some improvement in satisfaction, but stagnant compensation

Data and surveys

As the response to the COVID-19 pandemic becomes embedded in hospitals, OR leaders’ satisfaction with their job is improving, according to the 2022 OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. Nearly three-fourths (72%) view their current job favorably, up from 64% last year and just below 2020’s 77%. However, satisfaction with many other…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
September 27, 2022
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Tom Gronow: Realigning OR priorities to focus on the patient

Challenging situations have the potential to bring out the best in people. Tom Gronow, EdD, MHA, president and CEO of UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), is a prime example of stepping up when faced with adversity. Gronow spoke to OR Manager about his role and journey at UCHealth. He…

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By: Stephanie Wright, RN, BSN
September 27, 2022
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Editorial

This year, the OR Manager Conference is celebrating 35 years of bringing together OR managers and directors and helping the perioperative community educate, learn, and network. Since the early days of this great conference, OR Manager has expanded the agenda and the exhibit floor to include various education offerings, including…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 27, 2022
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INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: LeanTaaS

In 2013, LeanTaaS partnered with Stanford Health Care to solve an infusion scheduling challenge and created an algorithm to optimally match available supply with ongoing demand. The solution for Stanford worked, leading to 18 months of refining algorithms before creating the product, iQueue for Infusion Centers. In 2015, LeanTaaS pivoted…

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By: OR Manager
September 27, 2022
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