It’s Been a While… I started this blog seven years ago in front of a keyboard in scrubs in an office no bigger than a […]
Why do nurses eat their young?
It is the industry’s dirty little secret: Nurses aren’t always nice to each other. In an environment where teamwork and trust are key for patient […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’m over here sewing patches on my cape
Being in a leadership position is, for lack of a better word-challenging. But, no offense to those non-surgical leaders, who may start their day at […]
A planning guide for the holiday season from my school of hard knocks notebook
I don’t know about you, but I hate that we are already being bombarded with holiday stuff. I just put my bathing suit away, realize […]
Writing Quality Studies can be easy peasy…
I know that writing Quality Studies can be challenging. What do we study? How do we study? How do I get it into the format […]
My recent plumbing challenge… and what it taught me about time management.
I had a recent shower plumbing problem that was causing bathroom sharing woes in my household. I decided to hire a handyman who had done […]
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 […]