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About Us

OR Management News (ORM) is a quarterly publication devoted to news and information on managing the surgical suite. Editorial topics range from best practices, new technology, process improvements, reimbursement and ideas you can use to meet daily OR challenges. Editorial contributions are provided from experts in the field, including those from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP).


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OR Management News encourages its readers to submit letters to the editor, technology tips, review articles, and ideas.


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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

faacaufw 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...