Quality improvement initiative certifies surgical residents as bilingual speakers

Communication between patients and health care professionals is essential to the safe and effective delivery of health care. More than 60 million residents of the United States speak a language other than English at home, with approximately 22% self-identifying as...

Lumendi Reports First Incisionless Appendectomy

Connecticut-based medical device innovator Lumendi LLC ( reports the first endoscopic appendectomy using its DiLumen Endolumenal Interventional Platform (EIP). A patient underwent the purely endoscopic endolumenal appendectomy to remove a lesion...

The Joint Commission: Some survey and review activities resume

The Joint Commission will resume some survey and review activities in June, according to its weekly newsletter Joint Commission Online. “The Joint Commission is committed to working closely with organizations, with safety being the first and foremost priority. As we...

Osso VR Delivers Exactness to Improve Global Surgical Outcomes

Osso VR, a validated virtual reality (VR) surgical training platform, is rolling out a new training experience in VR with an exceptional level of visual exactness surrounding every aspect, from anatomical detail to the OR environment. This novel immersive experience...

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An Update from the Competency and Credentialing Institute

Perioperative Nursing Competency

In American nursing there has been slow, grudging progress on meaningful conversations about competency and competency assessment. Some state boards of nursing are using the terminology but there is no widespread consensus on the use of the term.

An Update from the Competency and Credentialing Institute

The American Nursing Workforce is Rapidly Changing

The makeup of the American nursing workforce is rapidly changing as our health care system transitions to value-based reimbursement. I am proud to say that CCI plays a small but significant role in this transition as we develop programs to assist perioperative nurses in their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) journey throughout a career.

An Update from the Competency and Credentialing Institute

Looking to the Future

What credentialing and certification will look like in the near future is a topic of much discussion at CCI and this issue was recently the focus of our strategic planning efforts.

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