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Joint Commission deletes annual training requirement for fluoroscopy equipment

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on June 26 announced that, effective immediately, Human Resources (HR) standard HR.01.05.03, element of performance (EP) 15, has been deleted from the Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Care, and Office-Based Surgery accreditation programs. The deleted EP is: “The [organization] verifies and documents that individuals (including…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 27, 2019
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Outpatient surgery occupies big stage at OR Manager Conference

Editor's Note Ambulatory surgery center (ASC) administrators and managers trying to keep pace with the rapid growth in their facilities will not want to miss the robust outpatient surgery education offered at the 2019 OR Manager Conference. On Tuesday, September 17, Beverly Kirchner, BSN, RN, CNOR, CASC, chief compliance officer…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
June 27, 2019
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OR Manager Conference offers wealth of career resources for emerging OR leaders

Editor's Note With increasing numbers of nurse leaders approaching retirement, succession planning is a chief area of concern. To help bridge any potential leadership gap, the annual OR Manager Conference gears many of its sessions to new nurse managers with little to no management experience. Conference organizers have engaged veteran…

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By: ewood@accessintel.com
June 27, 2019
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Effect of fewer postop opioids prescribed, preop education on opioid consumption

Editor's Note Prescribing fewer opioid tablets postoperatively was associated with lower opioid consumption after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and preoperative education was associated with lower duration and quantity of postoperative opioid use, this study finds. Of 264 patients analyzed, 109 received 50 tablets, 77 received 30 tablets and no education,…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 25, 2019
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Study: Value found in physician-patient outcome assessment process

Editor's Note A new scoring system reveals a strong agreement between patient-reported and physician-reported outcomes after surgery, the Mayo Clinic reports. The study enrolled 100 patients who had elbow or shoulder surgery. The average time between surgery and follow-up was 31 months. In the categorical ratings, patients and physicians agreed…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 24, 2019
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Dare to Dream: The Guide to Extraordinary Leadership

After this session you’ll be able to: Create balanced strategies and keep these at the heart of your organization’s work on a daily basis., Elevate your results with goal setting that aligns with your organization’s strategies. , Identify and overcome common change barriers., Why this is important: We aspired to…

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Having a protégé makes a better manager

Editor's Note Leaders who sponsor other people in the workplace (ie, have a protégé) experience career benefits in the form of promotions or stretch assignments, the June 17 Harvard Business Review reports. A survey conducted for the book, “The Sponsor Effect: How to Be a Better Leader by Investing in…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 20, 2019
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Coworker reports of unprofessional behavior by surgeons linked to complications in their patients

Editor's Note Patients whose surgeons had more coworker reports about unprofessional behavior in the 36 months before their surgical procedures had a significantly increased risk of complications, this study finds. In this analysis of 13,653 patients having surgical procedures performed by 202 surgeons in two academic medical centers, 1,583 (11.6%)…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 19, 2019
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Joint Commission announces new NAHQ report on quality competencies

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on June 19 announced that the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) has issued a new report−“Key Workforce Competencies for Quality-Driven Healthcare”− that focuses on creating a new framework for competencies needed by healthcare organizations to meet new goals for quality-driven healthcare. Among the competencies:…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 19, 2019
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Study: Healthcare workers often care for patients while ill themselves

Editor's Note Large numbers of healthcare workers go to work with symptoms of cold, flu, and other acute respiratory illnesses, this study finds. In this survey of healthcare workers from nine Canadian hospitals during four influenza seasons, 94.6% reported working while sick with an acute respiratory illness, most often because…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 18, 2019
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Legal and ethical questions temper excitement about AI--Part 1

As part of a special series on artificial intelligence (AI), OR Manager is taking a deep dive into the many facets of this new technology and its impact on patient care. Part 1 and Part 2 of the introduction to AI (May 2019 and June 2019) defined types of AI…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
June 18, 2019
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You may also be interested in these sessions at the OR Manager Conference this September in Nashville, TN

Personality Plus: Styling Your Leadership for Today’s OR

After this session you’ll be able to: Identify your own personality type and its effect on your leadership style., Explain how personality type and emotional intelligence affect employee interactions and relationships., Define opportunities through self-awareness to face the challenges of leadership.,   Why this is important: Effective leadership requires a…

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