Surgical/Anesthesia

  1. Special Report: Recent Guidelines Refine Endoscopy Reprocessing [Download]

    Special Report: Recent Guidelines Refine Endoscopy Reprocessing [Download]

    $79.00

    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. 

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  2. 2017 Special Report Bundle: Surgical Site Infections, Lean Strategies, OR Scheduling – you save 15%!

    2017 Special Report Bundle: Surgical Site Infections, Lean Strategies, OR Scheduling – you save 15%!

    $200.00

    The Surgical Site Infections 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. In the updated Lean Strategies for Your OR Report, you’ll learn how healthcare facilities have streamlined scheduling and inventory processes to achieve greater efficiency and costs savings. The brand new Strategies to Improve OR Schedule Special Report is designed to help solve existing problems or avoid the stumbling blocks that can wreak havoc in the surgical services department. 

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  3. Best Practices to Optimize Postoperative Recovery

    Best Practices to Optimize Postoperative Recovery

    $99.00

    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.

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  4. Dollar$ and $ense: Using Data-Driven Business Models to Boost the Bottom Line

    Dollar$ and $ense: Using Data-Driven Business Models to Boost the Bottom Line

    $99.00

    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. 

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  5. Materials Management in the OR, Third Edition

    Materials Management in the OR, Third Edition

    $99.00

    The third edition of Materials Management in the OR includes articles compiled to help all OR managers increase efficiencies, meet budget goals, and—through best practices—take their organizations to the next level.

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  6. Special Report: Lean Strategies for Your OR [Download]

    Special Report: Lean Strategies for Your OR [Download]

    $79.00

    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. 

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  7. Special Report: Surgical Site Infections [Download]

    Special Report: Surgical Site Infections [Download]

    $79.00

    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. 

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  8. Outpatient Surgery - Second Edition

    Outpatient Surgery - Second Edition

    $99.00

    The second edition of the Outpatient Surgery book keeps readers abreast of the rapid changes in this key area by reflecting the range of topics we’ve covered over the past few years in OR Manager. Whether you’re struggling to meet the requirements of surveys conducted by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, improve patient safety processes, implement the ICD-10 coding structure, or deal with Medicare reimbursement, you’ll find relevant and timely articles in this book.

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  9. 2016 Book Bundle: Patient Safety, Staffing the OR, Materials Management – you save 20%!

    2016 Book Bundle: Patient Safety, Staffing the OR, Materials Management – you save 20%!

    $237.00

    Patient Safety in the OR, Sixth Edition offers articles that can help OR administrators, perioperative directors, and their staffs provide a safer environment for surgical patients and measure up to the latest standards for reimbursement. The first edition of Staffing the OR: How to Recruit, Retain, and Sustain Excellence in Patient Care focuses on information to help educate your staff and motivate them to be excellent team players, develop future perioperative services leaders, and improve processes and communication to enhance patient safety. The second edition of Materials Management in the OR touches on ways to streamline the supply chain, fine-tune data analysis to meet revenue goals, and improve processes to better balance supply and demand.

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  10. Patient Safety in the OR  - Sixth Edition

    Patient Safety in the OR - Sixth Edition

    $99.00

    The latest edition of Patient Safety in the OR offers articles that can help OR administrators, perioperative directors, and their staffs provide a safer environment for surgical patients and measure up to the latest standards for reimbursement imposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The sixth edition of this book focuses on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the shift from fee-for-services to value-based purchasing and how those two major players have upped the ante for patient safety in recent years. Readers will find an overarching theme of enhanced communication in these articles, as well as developments in clinical issues such as retained surgical items, pressure ulcers, bioburden, infection risks related to endoscopy practices, and more.

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  11. Special Report: Sterilization & Disinfection [Download]

    Special Report: Sterilization & Disinfection [Download]

    $79.00

    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.

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  12. Materials Management in the OR, Second Edition

    Materials Management in the OR, Second Edition

    $99.00

    The second edition of Materials Management in the OR touches on ways to streamline the supply chain, fine-tune data analysis to meet revenue goals, and improve processes to better balance supply and demand. 

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  13. 2015 Book Bundle: Improving OR Performance, Patient Safety, Outpatient Surgery - you save 20%!

    2015 Book Bundle: Improving OR Performance, Patient Safety, Outpatient Surgery - you save 20%!

    $237.00

    The Improving OR Performance - Fourth Edition book touches on issues that are crucial to effective management of surgical services and provides guidelines for changing processes to streamline operations and increase collaboration within the department.  The fifth edition of the Patient Safety in the OR book reflects an ever-greater emphasis on processes and standards aimed at improving outcomes. The first edition of the Outpatient Surgery book serves as a one-stop resource for OR administrators, directors, and their staffs to get the background information you need to help implement changes at your facility.

     

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  14. Improving OR Performance, Fourth Edition

    Improving OR Performance, Fourth Edition

    $99.00
    The fourth edition of Improving OR Performance touches on issues that are crucial to effective management of surgical services and provides guidelines for changing processes to streamline operations and increase collaboration within the department. Learn More

  15. Capitalizing on the New Wave of Hybrid ORs [Download]

    Capitalizing on the New Wave of Hybrid ORs [Download]

    $79.00

    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.

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  16. Outpatient Surgery - First Edition

    Outpatient Surgery - First Edition

    $99.00

    The first edition of the Outpatient Surgery book keeps readers abreast of the rapid changes in this key area by reflecting the range of topics we’ve covered over the past few years in OR Manager. Whether you’re struggling to meet the requirements of surveys conducted by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, improve patient safety processes, upgrade to electronic health records, or redesign your facility, you’ll find relevant and timely articles in this book. 

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  17. Patient Safety in the OR  - Fifth Edition

    Patient Safety in the OR - Fifth Edition

    $99.00
    The fifth edition of this book reflects an ever-greater emphasis on processes and standards aimed at improving outcomes. Almost everything done in the perioperative environment is related to patient safety. Readers will be apprised of regulatory and compliance standards, recalls, safe sterilization practices, protocols for avoiding surgical site infections and readmissions, preoperative and postoperative best practices, advances in surgical techniques, and more. Learn More

  18. Improving OR Performance, Third Edition

    Improving OR Performance, Third Edition

    $99.00
    In this book, you will find how successful surgical services leaders are improving their departments' performance. The module's seven chapters touch on issues that are crucial to effective management of surgical services. Among them are data for measuring and benchmarking OR performance, strategies for maximizing patient flow, and approaches to reducing variation in surgical processes. Learn More

  19. Planning and Implementing a Hybrid Operating Room

    Planning and Implementing a Hybrid Operating Room Special Report and CE Exam

    $0.00

    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.

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  20. Lean Management in the OR Special Report [Download]

    Lean Management in the OR Special Report [Download]

    $79.00
    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

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