Communication

Latest Issue of OR Manager
October 2020
Home Personnel > Personnel > Communication

ECRI Institute, RLDatix collaborate on a caring for the caregiver training program

Editor's Note ECRI Institute and RLDatix announced April 13 a new collaboration to provide free empathetic communication and caring for the caregiver training programs. The first program will be an April 16 webcast that combines the clinical side of the COVID-19 battle (the head) with the need to provide emotional…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
April 13, 2020
Share

FDA issues COVID-19 update

Editor's Note The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on April 7 issued an update on actions the agency has taken in its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The actions include: a guidance for remote ophthalmic assessment and monitoring devices to facilitate patient care while reducing patient and healthcare provider…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
April 8, 2020
Share

Knowledge, perceptions of COVID-19 among the general public in US, UK

Editor's Note The general public in the US and UK have important misconceptions about COVID-19, this study finds. In this survey of 3,000 participants residing in the US and 3,000 residing in the UK, researchers identified several important misconceptions on how to prevent acquisition of COVID-19, including beliefs in falsehoods…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
March 24, 2020
Share

Sponsored Message

Is professionalism a priority in your OR?

Professionalism may not be a concept OR leaders consciously think about, but they should. As role models for their staffs, they set the behavior standards for the OR, and failure to insist on professionalism can be damaging. Professionalism is not defined simply by dress or presentation, says David A. Wyatt,…

Read More

By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN
March 16, 2020
Share

Competition engages staff in cost savings and standardization

More than half of respondents to a recent OR Manager reader survey put cost-saving initiatives at the top of their list of important topics, and cost reduction is an ongoing challenge for many OR managers. Leaders at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVH), based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, took a creative approach…

Read More

By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
March 16, 2020
Share

Social media use by nurses

Editor's Note Social media use among nurses is common, but social media perceptions and practices vary considerably, this study finds. In this survey of 397 nurses in a large academic medical center, 87% reported using a social media account currently. Increasing age was linked to decreasing frequency of social media…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
March 9, 2020
Share

Sponsored Message

Resiliency reinforced through peer support programs

High rates of burnout among healthcare providers—between 35% and 54% of US nurses and physicians, and between 45% and 60% of medical students and residents—have raised concerns about patient and provider safety. Burnout, a psychological syndrome featuring emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a reduced sense of personal accomplishment, is increasingly prevalent…

Read More

By: Elizabeth Wood
February 21, 2020
Share

Editorial

This isn’t the first time OR Manager has addressed burnout and the need for greater resiliency, and it probably won’t be the last, judging by the pervasiveness of this problem. But the good news is, peer support programs—in addition to other resources—show promise for helping people get through tough times…

Read More

By: Elizabeth Wood
February 21, 2020
Share

Back to basics: How collaboration can improve PACU patient flow

Healthcare technology can be a great thing, but nurses at Abington—Jefferson Health, in Abington, Pennsylvania, have discovered that sometimes stepping back from it is the best way to make progress. Going low-tech was the key that unlocked patient flow gridlock that had plagued the postanesthesia care unit (PACU). Before 2017,…

Read More

By: Catherine Spader, RN
February 21, 2020
Share

How prepared is your ASC to handle a surgical emergency?

Surgical errors and emergencies can happen at any time, at any facility. For ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), a major challenge is finding official guidance on the topic. For the most part, it’s up to the individual facility to craft its own policies, competencies, and drills for OR emergencies. “The Association…

Read More

By: Jennifer Lubell
February 21, 2020
Share

Get OR Manager Updates

Sign Up Now
Video Spotlight
OR Manager Jobs
Live chat by BoldChat