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April 2024
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ECRI lists Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2024

Editor’s Note ECRI and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) every year compiles and unveils a list of the top 10 patient safety concerns affecting the healthcare industry. The report highlights issues what healthcare leaders should focus on within their own organizations and opportunities to address preventable harm. The…

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By: Lindsay Botts
March 11, 2024
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CNOR specialty designations distinguish uncommon skillsets

The Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI) is excited to announce a new development in our certified perioperative nurse (CNOR®) certification program: the introduction of specialty designations. Now, perioperative nurses can specialize in cardiac, bariatric, orthopedic, or vascular surgery, just as RNs can choose oncology, pediatrics, or emergency. A specialty designation…

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By: Melissa R. Nosik, PhD, BCBA-D, ICE-CCP, SHRM-SCP and Dawn Whiteside, DNP, MSN-Ed, RN, CNOR, NPD-BC, RNFA
February 27, 2024
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Study examines high emergency department use by transgender Medicare patients

Editor's Note A study showing greater likelihood for transgender (TGD) Medicare patients to use the emergency department highlights the need to train staff in transgender-inclusive care, the authors argue. Conducted by the Brown University School of Public Health, the study was published February 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine. As reported…

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By: Brita Belli
February 13, 2024
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Session: Strategy to reduce temporary labor expense

Editor's Note “How many of you are still struggling with staffing?” Tammy Straub, MSN, RN, APRN, CNOR, administrator of perioperative services at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, asked attendees of this session. Everyone in the room raised their hands. Straub and Alexandre Warman, MBA, CEBA, administrator of perioperative business…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 6, 2024
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Updated nursing informatics credential announced

Editor's Note The Nursing Informatics credential is getting an update, from “RN-BC” to “NI-BC,” the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) reported on November 3. The ANCC manages the Informatics Nursing board certification examination, which provides an assessment of RNs' clinical knowledge and skills in informatics after their initial RN licensure.  After…

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By: Brita Belli
November 6, 2023
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Leapfrog Group recognizing hospitals that excel in diabetes care

Editor's Note The nonprofit Leapfrog Group has joined forces with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to recognize hospitals providing exceptional care for patients with diabetes, Chief Healthcare Executive September 12 reports. Earning the designation will be based on how well hospitals meet ADA’s standards of care, in addition to their…

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By: Brita Belli
September 26, 2023
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Anesthesiology research pipeline needs boost

Editor's Note Anesthesiology needs to bolster initiatives to improve the size and diversity of research scientists in its pipeline, according to a new study by the Anesthesia Research Council (ARC), titled "The Anesthesiology Physician-Scientist Pipeline: Current Status and Recommendations for Future Growth" and published in the October 2023 Anesthesia &…

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By: Brita Belli
September 25, 2023
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Leadership session: Activating Tomorrow's Leaders...Today!

Editor’s Note Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, CCTP, director of nursing programs at the American Nurses Association, spoke about the future of healthcare leaders at the OR Manager Conference on Monday morning. “There’s a concern about leadership in healthcare,” and there is a resistance to change, she noted.…

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By: Bridget Brown
September 19, 2023
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Opening keynote: Passionate Leadership—Soaring to New Heights

Editor’s Note "Great leaders don’t manage; they lead. They don’t motivate; they inspire. They are role models," noted Donna Cardillo, MA, RN, CSP, FAAN, The Inspiration Nurse, the opening keynote speaker at this year's OR Manager Conference. In her engaging session, Cardillo discussed four key pillars for unlocking and embracing…

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By: Bridget Brown
September 18, 2023
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Gamifying nursing education with a virtual escape room

Editor's Note This study by nurse researchers at UNC Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, shows how technology can keep Generation Z nursing students engaged. After receiving student feedback that lecturers for a new nurse residency program could be “boring” and it was “hard to pay attention,” a virtual escape room…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 14, 2023
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