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Category: Safer Surgery

Advocating for Safer Surgery- Principle #4: Sterilization

Every day, healthcare facilities’ sterile processing departments handle thousands of reusable surgical instruments and devices. The…

Advocating for Safer Surgery-Principle #3: Blood Transfusion Reduction

Some providers have learned that balancing both clinical and economic concerns must begin on the most…

An OR Leader’s Introduction to Making Surgery Safer with IONM.

What is Intraoperative Neuromonitoring or IONM? Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) is the continuous surveillance of a patient’s…

Advocating for Safer Surgery- Principle #2: Staff Retention

Healthcare is a labor-driven service that depends on the talent and competencies of each member of…

Advocating for Safer Surgery- Principle #1: Communication

In surgical teams, health professionals are highly interdependent and must work under time pressure. It is…

Advocating for Safer Surgery: Four Principles

With over 300 million people worldwide going under the knife every year, safer surgery is a…