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. […]
Six links to free training to meet your compliance needs!
I don’t know about you, but I find staff training challenging. I’m NOT Oprah. (YOU get to learn about emergencies…lol!) I have this list […]
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 […]
Hospital transfers and the new Medicare rules…
When we have to facilitate a hospital transfer, we have to shift into high gear. Not only do we have to ensure a safe and […]
The day I met Jeff Foxworthy by my surgery center
A couple of years ago, I was getting ready for a busy day at my surgery center. I got up showered, dressed, ran out the […]
Who is Anita Dorr and why should you thank her?
This is a picture of Anita Dorr.I recently learned that it turns out that Anita started out as an OR nurse, became a nursing […]
Nursing school lessons that stuck…if it’s not charted…
One of the first things I learned in nursing school, after I put on that embarrassing apron thing over my crisp new white uniform, […]