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October 2023
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Leadership session: Managing Disruptive Behavior—A New Approach to Better Communication

Editor's Note “The OR is an inherently stressful environment,” Jessica Atkinson, BSN, BSAVS, RN, CNOR, nurse manager, operating room, at Southern Maine Health Care, told attendees on Tuesday morning at the OR Manager Conference. The session delved into how both new and experienced leaders need to recognize and manage disruptive…

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By: Bridget Brown
September 19, 2023
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Pre-conference: Offsite Facility Tours—Experiential Education

Editor’s Note  The OR Manager Conference commenced this week with a variety of pre-conference events, including an experimental educational offsite tour to TriStar Centennial Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Case Cart Operations Center in Nashville, TN. The first tour featured the newly-renovated TriStar Centennial Medical Center Advanced Joint Replacement Institute,…

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By: Bridget Brown
September 18, 2023
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ACS: Lesser-known factors linked to firearm violence

Editor's Note An analysis of more than 71,000 shooting incidents in five major US cities has identified lesser-known factors that are linked to increased firearm assaults, according to a September 13 news release from the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Researchers found that fatal and nonfatal firearm assaults were clustered…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 14, 2023
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The Joint Commission: World Patient Safety Day is September 17

Editor's Note On September 17, World Patient Safety Day, The Joint Commission is partnering with the World Health Organization in recognizing the shared commitment to safe, equitable, high quality care for all and asks all accredited organizations and partners to join in the recognition. This year’s theme, “Engaging patients for…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 14, 2023
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ACS addresses opioid prescription misuse with new QI project

Editor's Note The American College of Surgeons (ACS), on September 12, announced a new quality improvement (QI) project that will evaluate the most effective ways to help patients safely manage postoperative pain and reduce the risk of opioid dependence. The project will be conducted in collaboration with Health Care Service…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 13, 2023
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Bariatric surgery linked to suicide risks in obese patients

Editor's Note This multisite study, led by Durham VA Medical Center and Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, finds that bariatric surgery is associated with greater risks of suicidal ideation (ie, suicidal thoughts or ideas) and suicide attempts than nonsurgical treatments in obese patients. For the analysis, 38,199 patients in the…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 11, 2023
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COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths increasing

Editor's Note The COVID-19 hospital admission rate in the US rose some 16% to more than 17,400 for the week ending August 26, and deaths increased by nearly 18% from the prior week, the September 7 New York Times reports. This marks the seventh consecutive week of increases. The Omicron…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 11, 2023
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Telehealth services bridge gap for specialist access in rural communities

Editor's Note Rural populations are challenged with access to consistent specialist care, with an average of just 11% of the volume of specialists per 100,000 residents compared to urban areas, according to the National Rural Health Associations. In an effort to combat the shortage of specialists, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital in Alaska…

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By: Lindsay Botts
September 7, 2023
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Effect of in-house call on surgeons’ sleep, burnout

Editor's Note This multi-center study, led by the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, examines the effect of in-house call on sleep patterns and burnout among acute care surgeons. Physiological and survey data of 224 acute care surgeons on in-house call were collected over a 6-month period and included in the…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 7, 2023
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ACS: Three tips for managing postop pain

Editor's Note For Pain Awareness Month, the American College of Surgeons (ACS), on September 6, shared three tips for managing pain after surgery. Jonah J. Stulberg, MD, PhD, MPH, FACS, a member of the ACS Patient Education Committee and vice chair of research for the department of surgery at UT…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 7, 2023
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