Some days, it’s easy to forget why we are “here”. Working in surgery can be quite challenging. Being in charge can be even more challenging. Have you ever taken a mental inventory of your career choices that brought you to where you are? I know […]
The Daily Adventures of Managing Surgery
We have all heard the horror stories…of nurses using used needles and syringes, using unsafe techniques, using the same fluid bags or vials, and other of improper injection practices, making patients sick, or at minimum, requiring notification and testing of exposed patients. These unsafe injection […]
I have the privilege of assisting surgical facilities prepare for surveys. I have seen countless wonderful, clean, well prepared centers where I would feel confident in having surgery or taking a loved one for surgery. Even in the most pristine facilities, there is sometimes an […]
Some of my most challenging days in my surgery center career have been due to temperature and humidity problems in the OR. There have been times where I felt like I should have obtained an HVAC certification in dealing with hot rooms, broken systems, and […]
If you are anything like me, you sighed out loud in hearing about the outbreaks this week at some care facilities linked to potentially contaminated scopes. The word superbug should be only something found in scary movies, yet is unfortunately very real.
We have all heard it before: The key to effective management is delegation. But, if you are like me, sometimes it’s hard to let go. What if the ball gets dropped? The problem is that either can’t get it all done well, or worse, we trust […]
As I woke up this morning to learn that another healthcare worker has been infected with the Ebola virus at the Dallas Hospital where the patient was treated, it evoked an emotional response, as it may have with you as well. Thoughts like: This […]