OR Managers

Latest Issue of OR Manager
October 2021
Home Personnel > Personnel > OR Managers

Think ahead: Plan today for tomorrow's staffing gaps

Planning ahead isn’t always intuitive in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). However, when a business manager or clinical coordinator suddenly falls ill, announces plans to retire, or quits unexpectedly, ASC leaders need to respond nimbly and effectively. Someone has to step in and take over to make a seamless transition without…

Read More

By: Jennifer Lubell
June 22, 2021
Share

APIC: CDC’s mask guidelines for fully vaccinated don’t apply to healthcare settings

Editor's Note The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) issued guidance on May 14 saying that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) mask recommendations for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not apply in healthcare settings. Healthcare facilities should continue to follow COVID-19 infection prevention…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
May 20, 2021
Share

Humble giants of leadership

This series, written by OR Manager’s clinical editor, Judy Mathias, MA, RN, presents the management approaches of top leaders from around the country and describes the qualities that make them exemplary leaders. These articles are intended to inspire nurse leaders to achieve the highest levels of success in their careers…

Read More

By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN
May 19, 2021
Share

Sponsored Message

First assistants bring expertise and efficiency to the OR table--Part 2

First assistants (FAs) can play an important role in achieving optimal outcomes and higher surgical case volumes. Part 1 of this two-part series discussed types, education, and certification of FAs (OR Manager, May 2021, pp 1, 15-18). Part 2 answers questions related to risk management and oversight, and discusses possible…

Read More

By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
May 19, 2021
Share

Editorial

A year ago at this time, healthcare facilities were busy resuming elective procedures that had been put on hold because of COVID-19—a feat that required agility, innovation, and collaboration to ensure staff and patient safety amid the ongoing pandemic. It’s remarkable that multiple vaccines have since been developed and administered…

Read More

By: Elizabeth Wood
May 19, 2021
Share

Beware of unconscious bias influence on clinical outcomes

Does compassionate care really matter? Clinical evidence points to a resounding Yes. “When healthcare providers take the time to make human connections that help end suffering, patient outcomes improve, and medical costs decrease. Among other benefits, compassion reduces pain, improves healing, lowers blood pressure, and helps alleviate depression and anxiety,”…

Read More

By: Ryan Chesterman
May 19, 2021
Share

Sponsored Message

Patients deserve better healthcare price transparency

Reforms are underway to curb surprise billing practices, with new federal government regulations due to be published by July 1 as part of the No Surprises Act passed by Congress in late 2020. Among many other provisions, the new law will require insurance providers to be more transparent about prices…

Read More

By: Elizabeth Wood
May 19, 2021
Share

Crisis management takes new leaders to the next level

Unexpected benefits can arise from unexpected circumstances. Relatively new nurse leaders at two different facilities have found this to be true, for different reasons. Both have faced sudden changes that made their jobs more difficult but also gave them opportunities for growth. When the director of ambulatory care at Brigham…

Read More

By: Elizabeth Wood
May 19, 2021
Share

Logistics, clinical outcomes associated with converting ORs into an ICU for COVID-19 patients

Editor's Note This study by researchers from the department of anesthesiology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and the department of perioperative services-nursing, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, both in New York City, describes how OR and anesthesia personnel converted 23 ORs into an 82-bed operating room intensive care unit (ORICU), ensured staff…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
April 21, 2021
Share

The Joint Commission's safety alert supports removal of surgical smoke

Surgical smoke is a complex issue that has not gained a lot of traction over the years. Legislation to mandate smoke evacuation was introduced more than 20 years ago, but the first law wasn’t passed until 2018, and only three US states thus far have enacted legislation. Release of The…

Read More

By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN
April 19, 2021
Share

Get OR Manager Updates

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