Tag: Advocacy

Deadline approaches for OR Manager Award nominations

Editor's Note What better way to advocate for perioperative nursing than spotlighting and celebrating exceptional leadership at a gathering of the entire industry? Our annual OR Manager Awards—OR Manager of the Year, PACU Leader of the Year, and Ambulatory Nurse Leader of the Year—aim to do just that, but time…

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By: Matt Danford
July 16, 2024
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Healthcare industry groups criticize federal cybersecurity reporting rule

Editor's Note Healthcare industry groups are calling for the federal government to streamline and ease the recently proposed cybersecurity incident reporting rule by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Fierce Healthcare reported July 8. According to the report, CISA's proposal imposes enhanced reporting requirements for critical infrastructure entities, including…

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By: Matt Danford
July 9, 2024
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Are you a perioperative nurse or an OR nurse?

For me, the answer is easy. For 25 years I have consistently said, “I’ve never nursed an OR a day in my life; it’s always been the patients.” As perioperative nurses, what we do is about more than where we work. Why is it that 25 years after the Association…

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By: Ruth Plotkin Shumaker, BSN, RN, CNOR
June 24, 2024
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How awareness evolves to action on surgeon, patient gender gaps

Takeaways Although women comprise half the population, they were left out of medical research on major causes of death for both women and men—cancer, heart disease, and stroke—until 1990. Using surgical tools designed by men, for men can impact every aspect of a woman surgeon’s work, from learning new procedures…

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By: Brita Belli
May 24, 2024
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Lit-up landmarks spotlight caretaker contributions for National Nurses Week

Editor's Note Have you noticed anything different about your home city’s skyline this week? In honor of National Nurses Week, buildings and landmarks across the country are lighting up in support of what Gallup has ranked for more than 20 years as the country’s most trusted profession. The force behind…

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By: Matt Danford
May 7, 2024
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Kentucky passes first-ever state law decriminalizing medical mistakes

Editor's Note Healthcare workers in Kentucky will become the first in the country to gain protection from criminal prosecution for medical errors, WKYT reported April 30. Passed unanimously by both chambers of the Kentucky legislature and signed by Gov. Andy Beshear in March, the law was championed by the Kentucky…

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By: Matt Danford
May 1, 2024
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Urologists advocate for resources to help surgeons prepare for, cope with adverse events

Editor's Note Adverse events are a ubiquitous, inevitable consequence of surgical practice, and more must be done to support surgeons before and after they occur. This is the central message of a video published March 27 by Urology Times, in which British urologist Kevin Turner, MA DM FRCS, of Royal…

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By: Matt Danford
April 8, 2024
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#PatientSafetyAwarenessWeek: Bipartisan National Patient Safety Board Act reintroduced to Congress

Editor's Note US Representatives from California and Texas reintroduced the National Patient Safety Board (NPSB) Act, which aims to establish a public-private research and development team “dedicated to preventing and reducing healthcare-related harms." The March 11 announcement comes during Patient Safety Awareness Week, an annual awareness initiative focusing on the…

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By: Lindsay Botts
March 12, 2024
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