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Skull Cap or Bouffant Cap: Why It Matters

In 2014, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) published guidelines on operating room attire. The guidelines stated: “A bouffant hat should be worn to...

Perioperative Managers Harness Data To Measure OR Efficiency

With new shifts in procedure types and revenue streams, perioperative managers are delving into the data, investigating time and resources used in order to streamline...

Under-Drape Suctioning, Minimal Oxygen Delivery Decrease Risk for OR Fires

Boston—Although they are rare, surgical fires can have devastating consequences. According to the results of a new study, the causes of these OR catastrophes are...

Silver-Plated Nylon Dressings: An Antimicrobial to Reduce HAIs

With the cost of health care–acquired infections (HAIs) reaching $10 billion annually for the entire U.S. health care system, one Florida hospital significantly reduced the...