I have found that staffing has always been one of the biggest challenges in surgical leadership. Even with the best plan in place, Murphy’s Law […]
What was I thinking?
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. […]
Preparing for that next survey? Here are a couple of things I’ve learned lately.
As a nurse, a surgical leader, and a consultant, I have been through many surveys. I have been on the sidelines, assisted with readiness, […]
Some practical thoughts about Risk Management
Risk management can be challenging. We know that we are responsible for “managing risk”, but what does that really mean? In practical terms, we support […]
Feeling Safe about Safe Injection Practices
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 […]
The Preference Card Dilemma
I have recently been working with a new manager who is just learning about her center. She’s bright, enthusiastic, experienced, has great critical thinking […]
Why A Scrub’s Life?
So, today is a milestone for me. It’s my birthday, and I have been writing this blog for four years this month. To honor the […]
Morale is worth the money
I once had an employer ask me to attend an out of state conference. When I initially heard about the conference, I was interested in […]
In support of ambulatory surgery…
I have worked in ambulatory surgery since 1995. I love the safe quality care our industry provides. When people ask me why we are good […]
Does supply management make you feel like you are on a roller coaster?
Have you ever had a day when someone comes to you and says, “we don’t have any (supply name here), and the case is scheduled […]