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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...

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...