Study Quantifies Time Spent On Electronic Health Records

Ask any surgeon how much time they spend on their hospital’s electronic health record and the answer is likely to be the same: too much.

The Doctor–Patient Relationship, Defined by Era

(A friend calls a friend) Caller: I’m going to need surgery.

Hydrogen Peroxide Foam Effective as Hospital Disinfectant

Hydrogen peroxide foam is an affordable, effective method of disinfecting hospital sinks, according to a new study.

An American Dies Every 15 minutes From a Resistant Infection

An American dies every 15 minutes from a resistant infection, according to CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, MD, who released the latest CDC update on resistant threats.

Preparing for the Uptick in Transgender Patients and Gender-Affirming Procedures

Nashville, Tenn.—In the summer of 2017, Kim M. Hughes, RN, CNOR, scrubbed in for a chest reconstruction surgery. The patient, Morgan—a 17-year-old transgender boy—was undergoing a bilateral mastectomy with nipple skin grafting.

Collaborative Guidelines Help Slash Post-op Opioid Use

Evidence-based prescribing guidelines reduced postoperative opioid consumption for nine general surgeries by roughly 30%.

The Doctor–Patient Relationship, as Defined by Language

After five rings, a robot answers the phone number the caller was given upon leaving the hospital after surgery.

What’s the Holdup? Interdepartmental Collaboration Overcomes Costly Delays

At $62 per minute, a 60-minute delay can cost a hospital $3,720. Add in a turnover time of 30 minutes and now that’s $5,580. If this happens just four times a day, a hospital could be losing $669,600 a...

Updated Evidence for Optimal Management of CDI

Evidence continues to accumulate on the increased relative efficacy of some therapies for CDI, especially with respect to the prevention of recurrent infection. Here's the latest from Dr. Mark Wilcox.

Trends in Hemostasis—A Data-Driven, Evidence-Based Methodology for Achieving Best Practices in Blood Management and...

A program that provides insightful quantitative data and targeted qualitative insights into your current use of blood products and hemostatic agents could optimize your blood management operations and procedures. 

Health Care Trends and Market Forces: What Physicians Should Know

A number of market forces including rapid adoption of digital tools will call for new ways of doing business, additional roles for surgeons, new types of training models, and a change in health care leadership styles, speakers said at...

Everything Old Is New Again When Fighting Superbugs

In the search for new antimicrobial agents to fight superbugs, some researchers have been looking backward, reviving a century-old therapy that hasn’t been used much...

Group Shares Experience With Robotic Esophagectomy

Surgeons around the world are applying a robotic surgery platform to increasingly complex procedures and documenting their experiences. But few reports involve esophagectomy, and those...

Opioid Prescribing Too High After Minimally Invasive Surgery

Of nearly 400 MIS patients surveyed, 90% said they were prescribed opioids after surgery, and 13% of these patients asked for a refill as late...

Antibiotic Stewardship Critical But Difficult in the ICU

Antibiotic stewardship in the ICU should be a critical part of a patient’s care, but it is not easy to practice in this setting because...