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Patricia C. Seifert: A leader's leader

This relationship started with a conversation in an airport bar in Washington DC. We were discussing our similar cardiac surgery backgrounds and the Denver Bronco’s linebacker, Karl Mecklenburg, who, coincidently, was the son of a surgeon with whom she had worked. This conversation has grown into more than 35 years…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN
January 20, 2022
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Best practices for hiring a consultant

It has been a roller coaster of a ride for almost 2 years now in both our private and professional lives. No one has a crystal ball, but I would guess that there will be more bumps in the road before we arrive at something close to normal—whatever normal will…

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By: Nancy Lombard, MS, RN, CNOR
January 20, 2022
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Editorial

The idea for a series on what I call the “Humble giants of leadership” came to me a couple of years ago. I wanted to present the management approaches of top leaders from around the country and describe the qualities that made them exemplary leaders. My articles are intended to…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN
January 20, 2022
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OR Manager award recipients share highs, lows of leadership

After the 2021 OR Manager Conference (ORMC), OR Manager sat down with ORMC award recipients Mary Anne Douglas, executive director of Surgical Operations at Intermountain Healthcare; Patrel Nobles, clinical director of Cardiac Surgery Operating Room at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus; Janet Quigley, nursing director, PostAnesthesia Care, at Massachusetts General Hospital;…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
January 20, 2022
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Editorial

Last year saw healthcare professionals grapple with unimaginable challenges. For perioperative nurses in particular, a pressing issue was and continues to be staffing. This is a topic that is brought up time and again—in conversations, meetings, events, and everything in between. Questions that most OR managers are still considering include:…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
December 16, 2021
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Takeaways and lessons learned from OR Manager Conference

After more than a year in hiatus, OR Manager Conference was held in October 2021 in Chicago, bringing together hundreds of attendees, speakers, and exhibitors. After the live conference, OR Manager sat down with Cindy Kildgore, education coordinator for the OR Manager Conference; Amy Bethel, education coordinator for the OR…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
December 16, 2021
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Survey: Dips in job satisfaction, engagement may relate to pandemic

Over the past year, job satisfaction of OR leaders as well as staff and physician engagement have all eroded, according to the 2021 OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. Although more than two-thirds (67%) of respondents rate their current jobs or positions favorably, that is down from the 77% seen in 2020…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
September 21, 2021
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Countering bullying through teamwork, increased awareness

Bullying is a serious problem seen in all aspects of life—at home, in school, and in the workplace. Anyone can be a bully, but bullying is often carried out by those who are threatened by or view themselves as superior to others. However, the younger generations, who are slowly taking…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN
September 21, 2021
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Editorial

Since joining OR Manager, I have realized that perioperative nursing is facing a bit of a crisis. Issues such as retention, burnout, and job satisfaction are not new but have become more challenging recently, making recruitment more difficult than in the past. A higher percentage of respondents to this year’s…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 21, 2021
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Retaining nurses in a post-pandemic era--Part 2

Even as vaccination rates rise, COVID-19 continues its grip on the healthcare system and nurses are feeling the consequences, including staffing challenges that have prompted a renewed focus on retention. Scars left by the pandemic will complicate retention efforts. “The pandemic has made things much worse, not only for the…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
September 21, 2021
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