In this downloadable special report, you'll receive clear insights from professionals who have transitioned to a hybrid operating room (OR) and offers tips and strategies that OR managers can use within their organization. As with any transition, gaining input from physicians, anesthesiologists, nurses, technical staff and other members of your team is crucial to your success. This special report lays the groundwork for a successful transition. This special report is pending CE approval.
Contaminated endoscopes lead the list of medical devices linked to healthcare-associated infections, and ECRI Institute named them the top technology hazard for 2016. The increase in the number of infections linked to contaminated retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscopes in recent years has prompted several organizations to issue new recommendations and guidance for reprocessing of exible endoscopes. This special report will provide a snapshot of recent events that have led to new recommendations related to this significant clinical issue. You'll be able to use it as a handy reference to help ensure that best practices are being followed at your facility.
Today’s healthcare leaders must balance cost, quality, safety, and efficiency. With many procedures now being performed on an outpatient basis and more quickly than ever before, it’s imperative for OR managers to create and sustain systems that will satisfy patients and providers alike. The core idea of the Lean philosophy is to maximize customer value while minimizing waste, and as healthcare delivery shifts to a value-based system, Lean tools are becoming an essential part of the perioperative environment. In this updated report, you’ll learn how healthcare facilities have streamlined scheduling and inventory processes to achieve greater efficiency and costs savings. Perhaps even more important, these articles illustrate the relationship between best practices and patient safety.
In a recent SSI document, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that advances have been made in infection control practices, but says, “SSIs remain a substantial cause of morbidity, prolonged hospitalization, and death. SSI is associated with a mortality rate of 3%, and 75% of SSI associated deaths are directly attributable to the SSI.” This special report has been carefully compiled to help surgical services leaders stay abreast of SSI research, with articles on infection prevention protocols, instrument packaging and sterilization methods, and guidelines to help pass survey inspections. The expert advice and best practices in this report reflect important strategies to combat SSIs and increase the safety of patients and staff.
The steady increase in penalties imposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for readmissions has made it imperative to try to reduce the likelihood that patients will return to the hospital. And numerous reports this past year of faulty endoscope reprocessing at facilities nationwide have put sterilization practices under the microscope along with surgical protocols. OR Manager has closely monitored these trends. In this Special Report: Sterilization & Disinfection, we offer a compilation of best practices articles to help readers improve their perioperative services environments, sterile processing techniques, and patient safety records.
An increasing number of hospitals nationwide now have hybrid operating rooms. Building a new hybrid OR takes careful planning, requires specialized and advanced audiovisual and imaging equipment, and involves the collaboration of many decision makers. And once a hybrid OR is in place, procedures often require teams from several disciplines to work together as one. This process may be daunting, but the results may leave you in a better position to offer a variety of surgical procedures, enhance patient safety, and achieve long-term cost savings with improved efficiencies.
In this special report, perioperative teams share their “lean” approach to thinking, operating, and managing. Lean management makes improvement goals easier to achieve by inspiring CEOs, clinicians, and staff alike to ask, “Does this add value?” Learn More
This special report from OR Manager provides ambulatory surgery centers with ways to strengthen their safe care practices with obese patients, patients with sleep apnea, and pediatric patients. ASC leaders can also find information on avoiding wrongful surgery and Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome. Learn More
The first edition of Best Practices to Optimize Postoperative Recovery presents a comprehensive view of surgical patient management, from preadmission testing and preparation for surgery to postoperative recovery, as well as tips for coordinating care throughout the process. As healthcare shifts to value-based payment models, healthcare providers must strive for optimal outcomes or pay a steep price, resulting in new protocols and improved teamwork to manage the entire episode of surgical patient care. You'll find information on new technology and tools as well as new roles and responsibilities of OR leaders and their staffs as they expand their patient care repertoire.
The first edition of Dollar$ and $ense: Using Data-Driven Business Models to Boost the Bottom Line brings you case studies and strategies to have better utilization, increased data transparency, gains in efficiency, and more. This compilation of 38 articles, with its sharp focus on new business and patient care models, is an essential resource for veteran and new managers who want to improve the bottom line and help their organizations maintain a competitive edge.