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2014-07-03 23:01:58

The Perioperative Surgical Home model of care developed by anesthesiologists at the University of California, Irvine has increased patient satisfaction, while reducing costs, complications, recovery times, and length of stay in the hospital. Orange, Calif. (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 The inaugural Perioperative Surgical Home Summit hosted by UC Irvine Health Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care on June 7-8, 2014 provided medical professionals with evidence-based data for a new...

2014-05-16 12:26:58

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once mainly an instrument to protect your belongings and family, cameras have expanded beyond homes and offices into an area where a mistake can mean the difference between life and death: operating rooms. Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center has installed cameras in all 24 of its operating rooms (ORs), which performed nearly 20,000 surgeries in 2013. With the national average of approximately 40 wrong-site surgeries and...

2014-05-13 08:32:13

New version includes augmented scheduling, supply chain and workflow management features CHICAGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) has announced Allscripts Sunrise Surgical Care(TM) 14.2, with advanced workflow, billing and supply chain features to aid proactive management of the perioperative environment, is now generally available. Allscripts Sunrise Surgical Care is an enterprise-wide solution developed on the Allscripts Sunrise(TM) electronic health record platform....

2014-05-09 16:24:03

ALBANY, N.Y., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Black patients in the United States are more likely to receive perioperative red blood cell (RBC) transfusions for two of three frequently performed surgical procedures, posing a risk for favorable outcomes, a study by University at Albany School of Public Health researcher Feng Qian finds. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140509/86199 The report cites three common surgeries -- coronary artery bypass surgery, total hip...

2014-04-09 12:30:36

CHICAGO, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the annual conference of Association of periOperative Registered Nurses ("AORN"), which took place March 30 - April 2, 2014, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety ("PPAHS") presented eight key points to improve patient safety and health outcomes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131024/CG03341LOGO Three of the most commonly overlooked clinical points are: -- Verify hand-off or transition of care from nurse-to-nurse that...

2014-03-31 08:30:38

CHICAGO, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of an effort to simplify skin cleansing and improve compliance with protocols, Aplicare is introducing its 4% CHG Skin Cleansing Kit today at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference and Expo. The new 2-in-1 CHG Skin Cleansing Kit includes the essentials for two pre-procedural CHG cleanses, tailored to meet recommendations set by AORN. The easy-to-use kit also includes tools to help patients understand why...

2014-03-18 08:32:48

Influential AORN members will see firsthand benefits of the safer, environmentally sound STREAMWAY® Fluid Waste Management System MINNEAPOLIS, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyline Medical (OTCQB: SKLN) will exhibit its revolutionary, FDA-approved STREAMWAY System for automated, direct-to-drain medical fluid disposal at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference & Expo in late March in Chicago. Skyline Medical will demonstrate the STREAMWAY...

2014-03-14 23:23:24

Aureus Medical Group, a national leader in healthcare staffing, will exhibit at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Surgical Conference and Expo March 30-April 2, 2014. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Aureus Medical Group (web: aureusmedical.com), a national leader in healthcare staffing, including OR Nursing jobs, has announced that it will participate as an exhibitor at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Surgical Conference and Expo to be held March...

2014-03-12 23:04:42

The University of California Irvine Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care will host the inaugural Perioperative Surgical Home Summit on June 7-8, 2014 at The Balboa Bay Report in Newport Beach, California. Orange, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 The University of California Irvine Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care will host the inaugural Perioperative Surgical Home Summit on June 7-8, 2014 at The Balboa Bay Report in Newport Beach, California. Anesthesiologists,...

2014-02-13 12:26:50

CHICAGO, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Perioperative services can drive up to two-thirds of hospital revenue, so it is critical to have an OR expert running the department. Surgical Directions, the nation's leader in perioperative consulting, now provides both interim and permanent placement services for OR leadership roles. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140213/MN64240) CHICAGO,ILL February 1, 2014 -- When a hospital surgery department loses a director or key manager,...


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