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October 2019

OR manager job satisfaction ranks high despite flat compensation

OR leaders live with many challenges, ranging from obtaining adequate reimbursement to having sufficient staff on hand. Despite constant pressures, most respondents to the 2019 annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey remain satisfied with their jobs. In all, 70% are satisfied with their current jobs or positions, comparable to the 67%…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
September 23, 2019
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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: The new standard for perioperative care

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) is a comprehensive, multifaceted, and multidisciplinary approach to the care of the surgical patient. ERAS bundles evidence-based elements to facilitate a faster recovery with fewer complications.1 Spanning the continuum of perioperative care, ERAS elements include: • patient engagement and education • preoperative optimization of nutrition…

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By: OR Manager
September 23, 2019
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Editorial

A surprising 70% of respondents to the 2019 OR Manager Salary/Career Survey report overall satisfaction with their jobs—surprising in light of their significant workload, relatively flat salaries, number of staff vacancies, and industry-wide prevalence of clinician burnout. Burnout is defined as a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also…

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By: Elizabeth Wood
September 23, 2019
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Soup to nuts recruitment: Finding and onboarding OR nurses--Part 2

Recruitment is a daunting part of any OR leader’s job because of the time it takes to identify and evaluate candidates, who must then complete an extensive orientation program once they are hired. Part 1 of this three-part series covered marketing and application strategies for achieving recruitment goals (OR Manager,…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
September 23, 2019
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Seminar eases nurses' discomfort with sudden patient declines

A patient’s condition can change in the blink of an eye. Are you prepared to respond? And what happens if the patient dies? This is the focus of an annual seminar at Houston Methodist Hospital that was developed to increase the comfort level of perioperative nurses caring for a patient…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN
September 23, 2019
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Is point-of-use treatment an integral part of your sterilization process?

Providing sterile instrumentation for patient care is a basic fundamental of surgery, and ensuring sterility means that instrumentation must first be thoroughly cleaned, step by step. Point-of-use treatment, an important part of this process, is gaining the attention of accrediting agencies such as the Joint Commission, and it is included…

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By: Susan Klacik, BS, CRCST, CHL, CIS, ACE, FCS
September 23, 2019
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Say goodbye to skin injuries in surgical patients

Hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) fall under the care management serious event category, and the literature suggests the incidence of a pressure injury following surgery or a procedure may contribute to more than half of all hospital-related skin injuries. Furthermore, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has defined numerous…

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By: Heather Kooiker, MSN, RN, CNL, CNOR, CRNFA
September 23, 2019
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As ASC leaders' salaries dip, so does satisfaction

Salaries for ambulatory surgery center (ASC) leaders are down slightly, according to the OR Manager 2019 Salary/Career Survey, with slightly more than half of respondents (52%) earning $100,000 or more—a decline from 60% in 2018, 54% in 2017, and 53% in 2016. That dip may be contributing to corresponding lower…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
September 23, 2019
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