I trust you know the drill….you are sitting at your desk, working away, dealing with the issues of the day, and your front office staffer comes to your doorway with a business card in hand. Nope, it’s not a rep…it is a surveyor, and […]
This is not a drill! It’s a plan and a CMS rule……what the CMS Emergency Preparation Rule means, and tips for compliance.
As you may be aware, CMS added a new regulation for all Medicare suppliers including ASC’s, requiring very specific actions for Emergency Preparedness, known as the EP rule. The rule requires all of us to comply by November 2017. At first, my thought […]
Interacting with patients and their families can be very rewarding. Most are kind, grateful for the care we provide, and responsive to our instructions. Effectively communicating with patients can sometimes be challenging, and patients may say and do things that add to these challenges. Here are six […]
Managing surgery is if anything, an adventure. No producing widgets for us. Every day brings something new. It is definitely not for the faint-hearted or weak kneed. Even the most organized can feel overwhelmed at times. Some days it may feel like you are drowning in […]
I recently had an intriguing conversation with an amazing nurse I know, who possesses some of the qualities that make for a great surgical leader. This nurse holds a role in which she manages the surgical schedule, does some materials management and circulates. She is […]
I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for ways to make things simpler, especially with all the challenges of managing surgery. Life is rough enough. Our brains are already saturated with to do lists, passcodes and deadlines. With my dark nursing humor […]