I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling weary. This pandemic has brought so many “feels”, and all the personal and professional changes are, […]
New Recommendations on Tuberculosis
Did you know that the CDC has changed its recommendations on TB screening? The CDC released updated recommendations for TB screening, testing, and treatment of health […]
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. […]
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 […]
My top 10 infection control survey blunders…they may be yours too!
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 […]
Don’t let the new humidity rules leave you sweating…
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 […]
Superbugs should only be in scary movies.
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 […]
Sharing the Hats: Delegating those non-patient care tasks.
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. […]
This may be a good time to get back to basics.
As I woke up this morning to learn that another healthcare worker has been infected with the Ebola virus at the Dallas Hospital where […]