Tag: Educational tools

Why developing employees is a key competency for new managers

Takeaways Meeting people where they are is a basic principle of staff development. Coaching and mentoring are fundamental to employee development, but new managers should understand the difference. Resources for staff development include education, certification, clinical ladders, committee work, and professional networking. Transitioning to leadership involves many competing pressures, but…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
May 24, 2024
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Special rates extended for OR Manager event, publication subscription

Editor's Note Special rates for a subscription to OR Manager and passes to the 2024 OR Manager Conference are available through the end of this week. Initially unveiled to celebrate Nurses Week May 6-10, both offers now expire May 17 at midnight. As a premium subscriber to OR Manager, you’ll…

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By: Matt Danford
May 10, 2024
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State grant helps build healthcare talent pipeline

Editor's Note A health system in Colorado is benefitting handsomely from Opportunity Now Colorado, a state grant program designed to provide a growing workforce with a variety of new job opportunities. Intermountain Health, which announced the $1.9 million seed grant in an April 25 press release, will reportedly use the…

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By: Matt Danford
May 6, 2024
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Newly FDA-approved microsurgical system holds promise for training, new treatments

Editor's Note The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted De Novo authorization for marketing MMI North America Inc.’s Symani Surgical System, according to the agency’s April 9 roundup. The system employs a motion scaling function to scale down surgeons movements for procedures requiring small instruments and/or microscopes, such…

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By: Matt Danford
April 10, 2024
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Johnson & Johnson, NVIDIA promote artificial intelligence for the OR

Editor's Note Collaboration between Johnson & Johnson and Nvidia could soon enable surgeons to automate documentation by using artificial intelligence (AI) to scan video of procedures. CNBC reported the news March 18. Surgical video scans are just one possible application of the collaboration, with the report noting that “J&J’s MedTech…

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By: Matt Danford
March 21, 2024
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Augmented reality headset enables real-time data visualization during surgery

Editor's Note Successful use of augmented reality in a cardiac ablation procedure holds additional promise for training as well as more advanced OR applications, according to a February 29 report from Stanford Medicine. During ablation, a treatment for heart arrythmias, surgeons typically refer to as many as eight screens depicting…

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By: Matt Danford
March 8, 2024
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New cybersecurity toolkit provides guidance to healthcare sector

Editor's Note The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on October 26 announced a new cybersecurity-focused toolkit with resources for healthcare organizations and the public health sector. The two agencies have been working with the Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) Cybersecurity…

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By: Brita Belli
November 3, 2023
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AAAHC: Updated toolkit to ensure surgery safety with obese patients

Editor's Note The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) of Deerfield, Illinois, has released its revamped Ambulatory Surgery Considerations for Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Toolkit, ASC Focus October 2023 reports. The new toolkit provides updated guidelines on how healthcare providers can ensure that patients with obesity and/or obstructive…

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By: Brita Belli
November 2, 2023
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Educational intervention to enhance nurses’ peer feedback

Editor's Note In this study from Nylen School of Nursing, Morningside University, Sioux City, Iowa, the use of a peer feedback educational tool significantly improved the level of comfort of nurses giving and receiving peer feedback. The tool helped nurses define professional peer review, review ethical and professional standards, and…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 15, 2023
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