Tag: Professionalism

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After spending many years in management roles, I can testify to the truth of one old proverb: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Patient privacy is a prime example. Confusion on this topic seems just as rampant today as in the early 2000s, amid the widespread…

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By: Jane E. Kuhn, RN, MSN, CNOR(e), NEA-BC (Retired)
February 27, 2024
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Editorial: OR Manager Conference is almost here!

The 36th OR Manager Conference is here! Starting on September 17, hundreds of perioperative leaders will be meeting in Music City, Nashville, TN, at the Music City Center for four days of educational and networking opportunities, as well as exposure to one of the most culturally rich cities in the…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
August 21, 2023
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A quick internet search on the importance and impact of survey data in healthcare generates a plethora of results. Making the query more specific—the importance and impact of survey data in surgical services, and the wealth of information is much the same. The results are mostly about surveys conducted on…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 23, 2023
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According to data released by The Joint Commission in April 2023, serious patient safety events in healthcare facilities rose by 19% in 2022, compared to 2021. The Joint Commission found that “failures in communication, teamwork, and consistently following policies” were primarily behind these incidents, the accreditation body reported. A recent…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
April 24, 2023
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Nursing was once the most stable profession—that was a point driven home by several sessions at the 2022 OR Manager Conference. As one can imagine, the current staffing shortage was the main topic discussed throughout the conference back in October. However, while the conversation did not shy away from affirming…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
December 15, 2022
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After writing my latest article on surgical robots (Operationalizing a robotics program for evenings, weekends, pp 13–15, 19) for this issue of OR Manager, I reminisced on how the surgical robot has evolved and how my interest in surgical robots began.   Reminiscing about robots It all began with the…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, BS, RN
November 17, 2022
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This year, the OR Manager Conference is celebrating 35 years of bringing together OR managers and directors and helping the perioperative community educate, learn, and network. Since the early days of this great conference, OR Manager has expanded the agenda and the exhibit floor to include various education offerings, including…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 27, 2022
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Inflation in the US has recently hit a 40-year high of 8.6%, and according to Becker’s ASC Review, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are hurting from “soaring inflation costs.” Labor, supply, and equipment costs are going up, but reimbursement rates remain low. “From equipment to supplies to staffing, expenses continue to…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
June 28, 2022
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David Wyatt: Thriving in today's perioperative environment

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to stark focus several ways the nation’s current healthcare system needs to change. But for those already in the profession, these systematic issues have always been present, and a select few have been tirelessly working towards change years before the pandemic. One such individual is…

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By: Cindy Kildgore, MSHA, BSN, RN, CNOR
April 22, 2022
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All of us at OR Manager are absolutely heartbroken over the passing of Patricia C. Seifert, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA(e), FAAN, FAORN, or as everyone who knew and loved her, our dear Trish. Trish was a force to reckon with, a true leaders’ leader. As a member of OR Manager’s…

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By: OR Manager
April 22, 2022
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